The Organisation

Moo Duk Kwan

School of Martial Virtue or "Style to teach Moo (military) and Duk (virtue / ethics / discipline) through training in the martial arts"

On 9 November 1945, Kwan Jang Nim Hwang Kee opened his first Do Jang in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The martial art taught was Hwa Soo Do (this name was later changed to Soo Bahk Do) and the style was Moo Duk Kwan. In other words, Soo Bahk Do is the technical side and Moo Duk Kwan the philosophical side of Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan.

The Moo Duk Kwan is the scientific use of the body in methods of self defence, combined with a strict philosophy guiding the student towards discovering their full potential.

Learning fighting techniques without a strong philosophy creates dangerous people that become a burden on society. Learning Soo Bahk Do with the Moo Duk Kwan philosophy helps students emphasize "virtue in action" by demonstrating courage, confidence, humility, discipline and respect. The Moo Duk Kwan is philosophy in action; you won't just heard us talking about it, you see it! The benefits and secrets of training in Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan cannot be bought at any price other than serious and rigorous training.

For a complete explanation of the history of the Moo Duk Kwan, visit the World Moo Duk Kwan website.