In 1974, Grand Master Charles Graham started American Tae Kwan Do Moo Duk Kwan to bring about a renewal of old philosophy with attitude for the future. In 1992, under the guidance of Grand Master Graham, the American Moo Duk Kwan Federation was formulated providing a strong, unified and credible body of martial artists. Master Carlos Martin has carried on the tradition and brought American Tae Kwon Do Moo Duk Kwan into the 21st century in Goldsboro, NC!
Ho Kuk Mu Sul is a study of many of Korea’s traditional martial arts combined into one system.
Ho Kuk Mu Sul encompasses the hard, hard-soft, and soft aspects of martial arts. It is an eclectic blend of punching and kicking, throws and projections, as well as break falls and tumbling. This teaching system combines strangling, grappling, and joint locking techniques with advanced study of acupuncture pressure points and nerve centers in a dynamic system that emphasizes speed and fluidity over raw force.
Ho Kuk Mu Sul also employs the use of many of Korea’s ancient traditional weapons to include sword, knives, staff, short sticks, and the cane to name a few. Single- and two-person armed and unarmed forms are also taught.
This study utilizes non-resistance, circular motion, and total penetration of an enemy’s defenses.
HAP = Coordination or Harmony KI = Energy or Power DO = The Art or The Way
HAPKIDO is The Art of Coordinated Energy
The main goals of HAPKIDO are to develop character, improve mind-body harmony and develop effective self-defense skills.
Tae Geuk Kwan (Tai Chi)
Seek tranquility in motion. Relax, free up energy, and transform stress into vitality by exploring the philosophy, principles, theory and cultivation of Tai Chi. Emphasis is on increasing strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination in a soft, slow, fluid low impact manner.