the beginning, you won't be. With a little practice, you will
be amazed at what you can accomplish. Remember, Rome wasn't
built in a day.
only bow to demonstrate respect for our country and to our instructors.
Bowing shows discipline and respect like saluting does in the
is not what we teach: we teach empty-handed self-defense. Fighting
your way out of a defensive situation is a last resort.
energy is important. We will help you channel that energy into
only show winning and losing. We only offer 2 events per year
that are within our style. Participation is encouraged to show
solidarity and brotherhood, but is not mandatory. After you
see how supportive your Soo Bahk Do Family is, you may think
otherwise about competition.
"Karate" is a generic term, you have never seen or experienced
anything close to Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan. The do-bok (pronounced
"doe boke") is an important piece of tradition and culture.
We are proud of our do-boks (uniforms), and you will be too.
many may tell you negative things when it comes to training
in a martial art, they usually do so because of a lack of information
or a fear of the unknown. Make up your own mind after taking
the time to meet with your potential instructor and classmates.
and that other "bo" thing are geared toward people in gyms and
other fitness- related areas. Kickboxing is also a sport. We
are an art form like painting or sculpting. That is in a sense
what we do. We help you paint and sculpt a new you that is more
in tune with your natural world and yourself.
we may leave you with some final thoughts: Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk
Kwan is a Korean traditional martial art. Its principles and
philosophies have been around since the first humans on the
earth. We practice empty-handed self-defense. We practice discipline,
self-control, humility, honesty, and reverence for nature. We
take these ideals to our communities, cities, towns and neighborhoods.
We are a brotherhood; we participate in clinics, events, and
camps to build friendships that can last a lifetime. We help
one another learn. Beginners have as much and even more to give
than even the most senior student. We enjoy what we do because
of the personal benefits we gain-physical conditioning, self-discipline,
and respect. Come by our school any time to speak with Sa Bom
Nim Tracy Phillips about taking the first step on a lifetime
journey of learning and fun.