:: Moo Duk Kwan
Our System of Martial Arts
Developed in 1945 by Grandmaster Hwang Kee, Moo Duk Kwan is a system for teaching the martial art of Tang Soo Do (also called Soo Bahk Do), a weaponless style of fighting practiced in Korea since ancient times. The system of instruction also draws upon various influences from the centuries-old Chinese martial arts.
Characterized by mastering the use of strong kicks, punches and blocks for self-defense, the practice of Moo Duk Kwan also emphasizes individual physical and mental fitness. Adults and children, men and women, enhance their own self-discipline, confidence and physical fitness by studying the art.
Because of its origin, Moo Duk Kwan is considered part of the broader classification of all Korean martial arts often referred to as Tae Kwon Do — meaning the way of the foot (tae) and fist (kwon). Though the different terms can be confusing at times, all are firmly rooted in the history and development of this ancient art.