Moo Duk Kwan Principles

  1. Responsibility
  2. Sincerity
  3. Justice

10 Creeds of Moo Duk Kwan

  1. Be loyal to your country.
  2. Be obedient to your parents.
  3. Be lovable between husband and wife.
  4. Be cooperative between brothers and sisters.
  5. Be respectful to your elders.
  6. Be faithful between teacher and students.
  7. Be faithful between friends.
  8. Be just in killing.
  9. Never retreat in battle.
  10. Accompany your decisions with action and always finish what you start.

10 Points of Emphasis on Mental Training

  1. Reverence for nature
  2. Physical concentration (Ki-up)
  3. Courtesy
  4. Modesty
  5. Thankfulness
  6. Self-sacrifice
  7. Cultivate courage
  8. Be strong inside and mild outside
  9. Endurance
  10. Reading ability

10 Points of Emphasis on Physical Development

  1. Vocal exhalation, for thoracic strength (Ki-up)
  2. Focus of sight
  3. Continuous balance during movements
  4. Flexibility of the body
  5. Correct muscle tone for maximum power
  6. High and low speed techniques
  7. Exactness of techniques
  8. Adjustment for proper distance
  9. Proper breathing for endurance
  10. Conditioning hands and feet

5 Requisites on Mental Training

  1. Oneness with nature
  2. Complete awareness of environment
  3. Experience
  4. Conscience
  5. Culture


General Terminology

Moo Duk Kwan Name of the Art we study & our Organisation
Soo Bahk Do Ancient name of the Martial Art of Korea
Kwan Jang Nim Grand Master
Bo Dwang Jang Nim Eighth Dan Instructor (Assistant Grandmaster)
Sa Bum Nim Master Instructor
Soo Suk Sabum Nim Chief Instructor
Bo Sa Bum Nim Third Dan Instructor
Kyo Sa Nim Second Dan Instructor
Bo Kyo Sa Nim First Dan Assistant Instructor
Nim A term of respect, similar to ‘sir’ or ‘honourable’
Dan Degree holder of Black Belt (or Midnight Blue)
Gup Grade holder of coloured belt under Black
Kwan Won Student Member
Moo Gup Ja Nothing belt – a white belt, a beginner
Dojang Training Centre or Hall
Dobok Training Uniform
Dee Belt
Kuk Hi National Flag of Korea
Kee Cho Basic
Poomse or Hyung Forms
Arai or Han Dan Lower Part
Momtong or Choong Dan Middle Part
Eolgool or Sang Dan High Part
Ahp Front
Yup Side
Dwit Back
Cha-gi Kick
Ki-ahp Yell
Sang Dan Balance
Charyut Attention
Kyung-ne Bow
Joonbi Ready
Shuit Rest
Geumann Finish
Ahpgoobi Front Bending Stance
Dwitgoobi Back Bending Stance
Joo-choom-se Horse Riding Stance
Beom-seo-gi Tiger Stance
Jiroogi Attacking
Chigi Striking
Oligi Lifting Up
Makki Blocking
Dollyo Turning
Chawooyang-woo Face Each Other
Dwiro-dora About Turn
Kyuroogi Sparring
Han-Bun – Kyuroogi One Step Sparring
Sam-Bun – Kyuroogi Three Step Sparring
Hoshinsul Self Defence / Pressure Points & Grappling
Mook-Sang Meditation
Ahn – Jo Sit
Ha-na One
Dool Two
Set Three
Net Four
Da-sut Five
Yu-sut Six
Iigop Seven
Yudol Eight
Ah-hop Nine
Yul Ten
Il First
Ee Second
Sam Third
Sa Fourth
Oh Fifth
Yook Sixth
Chil Seventh
Pal Eighth
Goo Ninth
Ship Tenth
Ageum-son or Khaljeabi Semi-circle hand – throat grab
Arae-Mahki or Ha Dan Mahki Low block or low defence
Bam-joomeok Fist with middle finger middle joint raised
Bandae-jireugi Same hand as leading foot strikes
Baro-jireugi Opposite hand as leading foot strikes
Batang-som (palm) Palm
Chi-jireugi Uppercut
Chigi Punching
Chireugi Thursting or stabbing
Deung-joomeok Back fist
Eolgool Chigi or Sang Dan Kong Kyuk High punch
Eolgool Mahki or Sang Dan Mahki High block
Gawison-keut Index and middle finger strike
Geodeureo-mahki Double fist block-one middle, one face level
Hechyo-mahki Defence in two directions using both hands
Jebipoom-mok-chigi Knife hand strike neck as other hand blocks
Jireugi Hitting
Joomeok Fist
Me-joomeok Outer edge of the fist used
Mom Body
Montong Chigi or Choong Dan Kong Kyuk Middle punch
Momtong Mahki Middle block
Pal Arms
Palkoo Elbow
Palmok Wrist
Pyojeok-chigi Fore arem strike
Pyon-joomeok Middle four finger bent at the second joint
Pyonson-Keut Knife hand
San-teol-mahki Both hands above the head as in Keum-gang
Son Hands
Sonnal Knife hand
Sonnal-Deung Ridge Hand (head of knife hand)
Sonnal-mahki Knife hand defence
Tong-milgi Hands as at the start of Ko-ryo
Yeop-jireugi Sideways blow from the waist outwards
Yeun-son(nal) Double hand
Eedan Jumping
Twi-myo Flying
Ahp-cha-oligi Leg straight up
Ahp-chgi Front kick
Ap-seogi Walking stance
Apchook Ball of the foot
Bal Foot
Balbadak Inside edge of the foot
Baldeung Instep
Balnal Knife foot
Bandal-chagi Half moon kick
Bal-frigi Flick kick
Beom-seogi Tiger stance
Chagi Kicking
Dari Leg
De-dollyo-chagi Back roundhouse kick
Dollyo-chagi Roundhouse kick
Dollyo-naryo chagi Axe kick
Dwichook Bottom of the heel
Dwitgoobi Back bending stance
Haktai-seogi Stalk-like stance (as in Keum-gang)
Koa-seogi One leg twisted over the other (Nay-hanch ee dan)
Mila-chagi Push kick
Moa-seogi Feet together
Mooreup Knee
Seogi Stance
Sleou-chagi Sweeping kick
Yeop-cha-oligi Side stretch
Yeop-chagi Side kick
Annya-haseyo How are you
Annyanee-gaseyo Goodbye (said to the person leaving)
Annyanee-gyeseyo Goodbye (said to the person staing as you leave)
Annyanee-ju-mu-seyo Goodbye & goodnight or have a good night
Gamsa-hamnida Thank you
Han guk Korea
Hoju Australia
Mian-hamnida I’m sorry