|About the Book|
The Moo Do Chul Hahk (Moo Do Philosophy) presents a philosophy of the internationally recognized martial art grandmaster and Founder of the Moo Duk Kwan, Hwang Kee. Hwang Kee established the Korean Soo Bahk Do Association, served as its President forMoreThe Moo Do Chul Hahk (Moo Do Philosophy) presents a philosophy of the internationally recognized martial art grandmaster and Founder of the Moo Duk Kwan, Hwang Kee. Hwang Kee established the Korean Soo Bahk Do Association, served as its President for many years, and dedicated his life to the practice and teaching of the traditional Korean Martial Art, Soo Bahk Do. The Moo Do Chul Hahk details a philosophy of the martial way (Moo Do), a philosophy of balance emphasizing the development of personal virtue and character. It is a book written as a guide for any martial arts practitioner who wishes to deepen their understanding and practice of Moo Do Philosophy to become an authentic moodoin-that is, a true follower and exemplar of the Martial Way. This book was also written for students and scholars of Asian Studies interested in the evolution of Asian philosophical thought in the practice of traditional martial arts. Scholars will find descriptions of Taoist and Confucian philosophical principles and their application to a traditional Korean Martial Art by a deeply respected contemporary practitioner. The introduction provides a historical and socio-political context for the emergence of the organization known as the Moo Duk Kwan and the evolution of the practice of Soo Bahk Do. It also provides information regarding the basis of the practice of Soo Bahk Do founded in a highly treasured Korean historical document entitled the Moo Yei Do Bo Tong Ji. Scholars of Asian Studies interested in the historical, social, political and philosophical emergence of traditional martial arts will find this book a valuable source. However, readers will find that the real value offered by the Moo Do Chul Hahk, is a message of hope, peace and a way of living by following the principles of nature, harmony, balance, and virtue.