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What is Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan?

Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan is a classical martial art originating in Korea many centuries ago. It consists of both “hard” & “soft” styles.  Soo Bahk Do is noted for its explosive kicking techniques and dynamic hand strikes. It utilizes scientific theory to attain maximum power in its techniques.  Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan is not a sport.

Soo Bahk Do is the technique; Moo Duk Kwan is the philosophy.

Moo Duk Kwan is a “brotherhood and school of stopper inner and outer conflict and developing virtue through Soo Bahk Do training”.

  • The Moo Duk Kwan name gives us direction and focus in our mental training
  • Soo Bahk Do technique requires the mental discipline that Moo Duk Kwan offers

Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan is the harmony of body and mind. We seek not only to prepare students for physical defense but to build character.  Our art is deeply connected with the values of History, Tradition, Philosophy, Discipline & Respect, and Technique.  We have promoted these  “5 Moo Do Values” since the Moo Duk Kwan was created by our founder, Grand Master Hwang Kee, in 1945.

“We are not attempting to develop a better warrior but a better person” Grand Master Hwang Kee, Founder

We teach the art of Soo Bahk Do to men, women and children ages 7 and up. Our goal is to develop self-discipline and respect for oneself and others while teaching self-defense skills through the art of Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan.

Activity at every licensed Moo Duk Kwan® martial art school in the USA is overseen by at least one Internationally Certified Instructor who assures the quality of the training experience and the authenticity