Taekwondo Philosophy - Moo Duk Kwan

Moo Duk Kwan Principals

  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 loveable between husband and wife.
  4. Be cooperative between siblings. (brother & sister)
  5. Be respectful to your elders.
  6. Be faithful between teacher and student.
  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.

11 Points 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. Chastity.
  9. Be strong inside and mild outside.
  10. Endurance.
  11. 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.

Matters That Demand Special Attention While Training In Moo Duk Kwan



  1. Purpose of training should be enhancement of the mental and physical self.
  2. Sincerity is necessary.
  3. Effort is necessary.
  4. Consistent schedule during practice.
  5. Do your best when training.
  6. Train in the best spirit of Moo Duk Kwan.
  7. Regularly spaced practice sessions.
  8. Obey without objection the word of instructors or seniors; look and learn.
  9. Don?t be overly ambitious.
  10. Pay attention to every aspect of your training.
  11. Pay attention to the order of training.
  12. Get instruction step by step in new forms and techniques.
  13. Try to conquer when you feel idleness.
  14. Cleanliness is desired after practice is finished.
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