Moo Do Musings

May 25, 2019

The final of the eight key concepts is Wan Gup or speed control. The word Wan translates in Korean to the word slow, while the Korean word Gup translates as the word fast. Just in that simple terminology, we can begin to understand the process of speed control. As we l...

April 30, 2019

It seems today that stresses become a main factor in our daily lives. We are surrounded by events in our lives that cause us stress both mentally and physically. The situations can happen at work, in our family life, and social life. The media continually reminds us of...

March 7, 2019

Power Control (Him Cho Chung)

       (Power / manage /right)

Control of power has to be managed in mutable areas of our lives. To begin with, in the martial arts we strive to find the best way to maximize our power. This is vital to being able to...

February 20, 2019

       (Humble / Modesty)

Humility according to Webster’s:

  1. freedom from pride or arrogance

  2. the quality or state of being humble

To be humble is to not show off all of your achievements. It is one of the highest character traits of a wa...

January 2, 2019

“Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, That don’t have the brains to be honest”

Benjamin Franklin

Honesty (Chung Jik)  (Right / straight)

Honesty according to Webster’s:

  1. fairness and straightforwardness of conduct 

  2. adherence to the facts 

With the...

December 12, 2018

“Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines,

 but it is to the one that endures that the final victory comes”.


September 1, 2018

The definition of concentration according to Webster’s dictionary is:

  1. The act or process of concentrating :  the state of being concentrated; especially :  direction of attention to a single object 

  2. the act or process of conce...

March 13, 2017

I will begin with my understanding and application in life of the first key concept, Yong GI.

Hwang Kee did a great deal of research in the martial arts, both technical and philosophical. It would seem that the eight key concepts were drawn from the Hwarang of Korea. Th...

March 13, 2017

So this blog presents my experience's in life by applying the martial philosophy of Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan to action. 

It is through this blog that I would  like to share those insights that I’ve learned over the many years. Being my personal insight, hopefu...

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