Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan is both a hard and soft style, with linear and circular movements comprising of hand and foot techniques.The art is renowned for its disciplined approach and emphasis on the tradition and technical aspects of martial art. Like most traditional martial art systems, Soo Bahk Do has unlimited horizons.
Consistent training leads to improvement not only in physical ability, such as flexibility, strength, stamina and speed, but also mental focus and application of will. These benefits develop a sense of calm and quiet confidence in the practitioner.
Soo Bahk Do in its present form is relatively modern. Its basis, the Korean art of Soo Bahk Ki, dates back many centuries. Soo Bahk was first developed during the Silla Dynasty (618-935 A.D.) but enjoyed its flowering during the Koryo Dynasty (935-1392 A.D.).
Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan was developed by Grandmaster Hwang Kee (1914-2002), who, at a young age became interested in martial arts watching one man defend himself against a group of attackers. Thus began a lifetime of study of martial arts, which led him through Korea and Northern China.
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