Soo Bahk Do is a defensive martial art with a history that dates back many centuries. The internationally standardized curriculum teaches physical techniques including forms, self-defense, and non-contact sparring applications.
Soo Bahk Do is both a hard and soft style of martial art. Our founder, seek Grand Master Hwang Kee was a martial arts prodigy, here having mastered Tae Kyun at the age of 22. In 1936 he traveled to Northern China where he encountered another variation of martial art. From 1936 to 1945 he combined his martial arts knowledge with eastern wisdom and developed the Art and created the Moo Duk Kwan (Institute of Martial Virtue). After his death in 2002, the leadership of the Art was passed on to his son, Grand Master H.C. Hwang. The internationally standardized curriculum teaches physical techniques including: basics (hand and foot techniques), forms, self-defense, and non-contact sparring applications. All techniques emphasize use of the hip for effectiveness and safety. The physical instruction and activity are integrated with the teaching of Korean terminology, history and philosophy.
The Mission of the Art is World Peace through improved human relationships. The practitioners studies and training take them one step closer to an understanding of the connection between ones mind and body. This connection will lead them to experience harmony within themselves and help them develop further understanding that our Federation is a brotherhood of individuals working together to stop inner and outer conflict by applying the virtues of the Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan system.
FOR MORE ABOUT SOO BAHK DO
More information on the Federation and the Art can be found at the national web site at http://www.soobahkdo.com.
More information on studios and activities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska can be found at the regional web site at: http://www.soobahkdo10.com
More information on international events and studios can be found at: http://www.worldmoodukkwan.com