An Explanation of
Traditional Moo Doe

Oom Yung Doe Grand Master Iron Kim demonstrates Kyong Gong Sul Bope
One of the many...

The Moo Doe Belt System

The Moo Doe line has been carefully passed down over the centuries, and all true Oom Yung Doe practitioners proudly stay on the original Moo Doe line. Traditional Moo Doe recommendation and testing guidelines are strictly followed.

In the U.S., there are many self-proclaimed expert martial artists who make statements about how good they are, but only a small number can demonstrate what they claim. The real value of what a capable martial artist can teach should be easily recognizable through a demonstration of their movements.

The traditional Chung Doe, correct path (Oom Yung Doe) line of martial arts has a clear system of rank and position. Ranks (level of belt) from 1st degree through 10th degree are recognizable by belt, uniform, insignia, rank certificate and current I.D. Positions (title, level of instructor) from assistant instructor through Grandmaster are recognizable by uniform, insignia, position certificate and current I.D. Capabilities of rank are demonstrated through movement. Capabilities of each member's position are shown through certification of their judging skill and ability to teach. The Chung Doe (Oom Yung Doe) rank and position system (1st degree through 9th degree and Assistant Instructor through Head National Instructor) ensures that all students receive the complete training needed to become fully-certified and qualified teachers. This ensures that they are passing down the traditional Moo Doe knowledge to the lower-rank practitioners.

This system of the Oom Yung Doe line of martial arts is unique in the United States. Only the Oom Yung Doe line uses the traditional six-section system up to first degree (see chart, page 61), and clearly demonstrates the line of knowledge all the way up to Grandmaster. Other martial arts schools may imitate this system, but it is easy to see their lack of authenticity in the absence of rank, position, and judging and teaching certificates. Only instructors with Rank, Position, and current Judging and Teaching Certificates are recognized by Grandmaster “Iron” Kim. These certificates show that the individual is challenging him/herself through continual training, and to be in compliance with the rigorous standards of the Chung Doe (Oom Yung Doe) line of knowledge.

There is a core group of higher degree instructors (8th degree National Instructors and above), who have practiced true Moo Doe principle in their training for over a quarter of a century. Each has been witness to, and received personal instruction from, Grandmaster “Iron” Kim. Maintaining outstanding character, this select group of teachers has been formed for the specific purpose of upholding a line of tradition, as is Chung Doe (correct way).

The Chung Doe (Oom Yung Doe) line of martial arts is recognized internationally. Any true Moo Doe practitioner can easily see the difference between traditional Moo Doe movement and fabricated, or experimental movement. Pa Doe teachers don't realize how much experimental movement can affect others and cause bodily imbalance.


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