THE MOO DUK KWAN EMBLEM
 

 

 


  1. Laurel leaves-The fourteen laurel leaves on each side, represents the fourteen states of Korea and the advancement of peace.
  2. 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.
  3. The six seeds in total indicate the world and represent the continents.
  4. The fist represents Tang Soo Do and justice.
  5. The Chinese character in the center of the circle means "Wu" or Moo Duk Kwan.
  6. The character on the left of the circle means Soo and the character on the right of the circle means Bahk.
  7. 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.


Soo Bahk Do Emblem Description
from http://home.earthlink.net/~scottlt2/

FIST: stands for justice, honor, and unity with strength.

LEAVES: Are to represent Korea's 14 provinces, and also peace.

BERRIES: Stand for the 6 main continents, bountiful training results, and the red is from Yang.

SCROLL: The scroll represents knowledge. The blue is from Um.

LEFT HAN-JA (Chinese Character): Soo = "Hand"

RIGHT HAN-JA: Bahk = "Strike"

MIDDLE HAN-JA: Moo ="martial/military", but the character Moo is made up of the elements "stop" and "fighting/sword", in turn, is the central focus of SBD to resolve or stop conflict within ourselves and each other.

 

 

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