Families that kick together and stick together





Personal Creed

My work is a reflection of myself. My execution of martial arts technique is also a reflection of my self. In whatever productive work I do, I will create a masterpiece. It will reflect my genius and virtuosity. In all things, I will work most seriously, intelligently and wholeheartedly. To it, I commit my soul, my body and spirit, and even my whole life fortune. I am a doer, a venturer, a winner.

Student creed

To build true confidence through KNOWLEDGE in the mind, HONESTY in the heart, and STRENGTH in the body. To keep friendship with one another and to build a strong and happy community. Never to fight to achieve selfish ends, but to develop MIGHT FOR RIGHT

A leader is best

A leader is best when people barely know he exists. Not so good when people obey and acclaim him. Worse when they despise him. But of a good leader, who talks little, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say : “We did it ourselves.”

Association philosophy

School philosophy

Student’s Four Keys

to Time Management

  1. Set a goal and be positive
  2. Plan and organize your work
  3. Do one thing at a time
  4. Do it now and never postpone

Yesterday is ashes … tomorrow is wood
only today does the fire burn brightly
thoughts produce action
action creates habit
habit controls one’s destiny
the man who fails to plan
plans to fail.

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, ‘press on’ has solved, and always will solve, the problems of the human race.”

– Calvin Coolidge

“I never failed once. It just happened to be a 2000-step process.”

– Thomas Edison

American inventor, responding to a reporter who asked how it felt to fail 2000 times before successfully inventing the light bulb

start and end of class

Flags we Honor

South Korean Flag

The circle in the center, red upper half and blue lower half, represents absolute, or the essential unity of all being. The Yang (positive) and the Yin (negative) divisions within the circle represent duality. Examples of duality are heaven and hell, fire and water, life and death, good and evil, or night and day. The four trigrams also indicate the duality of opposites and balances. In the upper left trigram, three unbroken lines symbolize Heaven; opposite them in the lower right, three broken lines represent Earth. In the upper right trigram, two broken lines separated by an unbroken line is the symbol of Water; opposite them is Fire, symbolized by two unbroken lines separated by a broken line.

Symbolic of the nation is the white background (the land), the circle (people), and the four trigrams (the government). All three make up the essential elements of the nation

American Flag

The colors on the flag symbolize: red – valor and hardiness, white – innocence and purity, and blue stands for vigilance, perseverance, and justice.The stars represent the 50 states in the union. The 13 alternating red and white stripes represent the 13 original colonies.

Moo Duk Kwan Emblem

The fourteen laurel leaves on each side represent the fourteen states of Korea and the advancement of peace. The three seeds joined to the laurel leaves on each side of the emblem represent the “three thousand li” (the distance running north to south) of the “land of morning calm” and its success. The six seeds in total indicate the world and represent the six continents. The fist represents Tae Kwon Do and justice. The Korean character in the center of the circle means Moo Duk Kwan. The character on the left of the circle means Tae and the character on the right of the circle means Kwon. The deep blue color of the emblem represents the three oceans and black belts.  As a whole, the emblem symbolizes the spreading of Moo Duk Kwan throughout the fourteen states, i.e. all of Korea, and then across the oceans to the six continents of the world. Moo Duk Kwan, as an international institution, is to achieve the objectives of peace and human advancement as the emblem symbolizes.


Chong shin tong il 
mind (and body) together
Won shim
circle of inner strength
Cho shim
beginners’ mind
Mu shim 
no mind or empty mind, action without thought