What We Teach

What We Teach

At Portland Soo Bahk Do, we teach the traditional art of Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan. Three foundation sources for our instruction are:

Five Moo Do Values
HistoryYuk Sa
TraditionJun Tong
Discipline and RespectJon Kyung
PhilosophyChul Hak
TechniqueKi Sool

Eight Key Concepts of Soo Bahk Do
CourageYong Gi
ConcentrationChun Shin Tong Il
EnduranceIn Neh
HonestyChung Jik
HumilityKyum Son
Control of PowerHim Cho Chung
Tension and RelaxationShin Chook
Speed ControlWan Gup

Ten Articles of Faith in Mental Training
1.   Be loyal to one's country.
2.   Be obedient to one's parents and elders.
3.   Be loving to one's spouse.
4.   Be cooperative with one's brothers and sisters.
5.   Be respectful to one's elders.
6.   Be faithful to one's teacher.
7.   Be faithful to one's friends.
8.   Face combat only in justice and with honor.
9.   Never retreat in battle.
10. Always finish what you start.

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