Soo Bahk Do

Moo Duk Kwan

What is Soo Bahk Do

Soo Bahk Do, which roughly means the way of the hand and foot, is the oldest forms of martial arts in Korean. The style takes influences from Okinawan Karate and Northern and Southern styles of Kung Fu. Soo Bahk Do, as we know it today, was founded in 1945 by Kwang Jang Nim Hwang Kee and is currently lead by his son Kwan Jang Nim Hyun Chul Hwang. Through it’s use of natural movements, contractions and expansions, and emphasis on hip movement Soo Bahk Do is one of the most effect martial arts.  

What is Moo Duk Kwan

Moo Duk Kwan, or “school of martial virtue” is the style of martial arts that Peak Martial Arts practices. It forms the bases for the core values which we teach. 

Five Moo Do Values

History | Yeok Sa

Tradition | Jon Tong

Philosophy | Chul Hak

Discipline/Respect | Neh Khang Weh Yu

Technique | Ki Sool

Eight Key Concepts

Courage Yong Gi
Concentration Chung Shin Tong Il
Endurance In Neh
Honesty Chun Jik
Humility Kyum Son
Control of Power Him Cho Chung
Tension & Relaxation Shin Chook
Speed Control Wan Gup

Ten Articles of Faith

  1. Be loyal to your country
  2. Be obedient to your parents
  3. Be loving between husband and wife
  4. Be cooperative between brothers and sisters
  5. Be respectful to your elders
  6. Be faithful between teacher and student
  7. Be faithful between friends
  8. Face Combat only in justice with honor
  9. Never retreat in battle
  10. Always finish what you start

Moo Duk Kwan Traditional Belts

Belt Season Meaning
White Winter Emptiness, innocence, hidden potential, purity
Green Spring Growth, spreading, advancement
Red Summer Ripening, “Yang”, active
Midnight Blue Autumn Harvest, maturity, “Um”, passive