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Yong Gi - Courage
Chung Shin Tong Il - Concentration
in Heh - Endurance
Chung jik - Honesty
Kyum Son - Himility
Him Cho Chung - Control of Power
Shin Chook - Tension & Relaxation
Wan Gup - Speed Control


Peaceful confidence, is represented in the two chinese characters seen above
The top character is pyong, which illustrates a well balanced scale.
the bottom character is ohn, the top strokes represents a hour or home.  The three crossed strokes under the roof represents a woman holding her baby.  Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan students achieve a well balanced secure confidence through hard work and disciplined training.

1.  Be loyal to One's Country 

2.  Be Obendient to One's    parents & elders.

3.  Be loving to One's husband or wife.

4.  Be cooperative with your brother and sister.

5.  Be respectful to olders.

6.  Be faithful to your teachers.

7.  Be faithful to your friends.

8.  Face combat only with justice & honor.

9.  Never retreat in battle.

10.  Always finish what you start.
































We at Gardena Soo Bahk Do have a strong focus on our 5 Moo Do Values. These values are our backbone to promote our Founder Hwang Kee’s ‘President’s Vision’ of improving human relations, firstly through individual connections then to a broader view of national connections. The values coexist with each other and each element itself strengthens the meaning and relationship with the other 4.

The Moo Do Values are:

History, Tradition, Philosophy, Discipline/Respect and Technique.

HISTORY-  Yok Sa   (Yok: takes part, experience   Sa: history, recording)

                History defines us. It is defined as the past events of a period in time or in the life or development of a people, an institution, or a place. We understand who we are by knowing our history (past). This knowledge helps guide our actions with an awareness of our foundation, our history, our past, and helps us understand where we are in the present and we create our future.


TRADITION- Jon Tong   (Jon: transmit   Tong: govern)

                It is defined as a long-established action or pattern of behavior in a community or group of people, often one that has been handed down from generation to generation. There are traditional means of conduct and beliefs which are handed down since the inception of the Moo Duk Kwan, and some before. These traditions began at some point and for a reason that may not always be known, now. They help to unify us as entity, and to help identify who we are.


PHILOSOPHY- Chul Hak   (Chul: Sagacious, bright   Hak: learn, study)

                It is defined as a precept, or set of precepts, beliefs, principles, or aims, underlying somebody's practice or conduct. Our Philosophy includes the 8 Key Concepts, the 10 Articles of Faith on mental training, and many other ideals and values. Our active study of these tools and our application of them as a Moo Duk Kwan practitioner strengthen our life and demonstrate the philosophy we live by.


DISCIPLINE/RESPECT- Ki Khang/Jon Kyung (Discipline= Ki: principle, rule   Khang: ethics, things to keep    Respect= Jon: respect, high regard   Kyung: respect, handle with care)

It has also been translated to Neh Khang Weh Yu

                Discipline is defined as mental self-control used in directing or changing behavior, learning something, or training for something. Respect is defined as to show consideration or thoughtfulness in relation to somebody or something. Broken down Disciple will strengthen your professional conduct. Respect will strengthen your kindness. Together they coexist to gain their full benefit for our human relations.


TECHNIQUE- (Ki: skill, principle    Sool: artifice)

                It is defined as skill or expertise in performing a specific action. Through our continued focus on training and applying these concepts we can improve our own personal technique. To use this value in conjunction with any and all of the other values will strengthen your execution of an action.