The Moo Doe Belt System
The Moo Doe line has come 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 (Oom Yung Doe) line of martial arts has a clear
system of rank and position. Ranks from 1st degree through 10th degree are
recognizable by belt, uniform, insignia, rank certificate and current I.D.
Positions 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 National Instructor) ensures that
all students receive complete training to become fully certified and qualified
teachers enabling them to pass down the traditional Moo Doe knowledge to
the lower rank practitioners.
This system is unique in the United States to the Oom Yung Doe line of martial arts. Only the
Oom Yung Doe line uses the traditional six-section system up to first degree 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 the lack of authenticity in the absence of the Oom
Yung Doe Rank and Position and Judging and Teaching certificates. Only instructors with a
current Rank and Position certificate and a current Judging and Teaching Certificate are
recognized by Grandmaster "Iron" Kim to be in compliance with the rigorous standards of the
Chung Doe (Oom Yung Doe) line of knowledge.
Combining over one quarter of a century of learning, a core group of higher
degree (8th and above) National Instructors, have come together practicing
true Moo Doe principle in training. Each of these have been witness to and
received personal instruction from Grandmaster "Iron" Kim. Maintaining
outstanding form, this select group of teachers have formed for the specific
purpose of keeping with traditional training as is the Chung Doe (correct
The Chung Doe (Oom Yung Doe) line of martial arts is recognized
internationally. Any traditional Moo Doe practitioner can easily see the
difference between traditional Moo Doe and fabricated or experimental movement. Pa Doe
teachers don't realize how much experimental movement can effect others and cause a body
imbalance. That is one reason, over the centuries, the well rounded and balanced movement of
traditional Moo Doe has been passed down.
Judging a Moo Doe (martial arts) Practitioner's Skill
Today some practitioners of martial arts equate the balance, health and strength of an individual
to the figure and shape of their body. Throughout history, one unique aspect of the Moo Doe
practitioner has been that the size and shape of their body can be deceiving in regards to their
overall health and internal power.
A better gauge than their figure and shape is the strength, coordination, flexibility, speed and
power that is demonstrated in the skill level of their movement. A person with an unbalanced
body, regardless of their figure or shape will have difficulty performing the correct movements.
How to select a reputable Instructor
There are splinter groups that unfortunately are teaching "fabricated"
movement. These Pa Doe instructors are not in keeping with centuries of
proven success. They may have been near the Grandmaster, but they did not
receive instruction from him. They do not hold current certification of rank
and position or current standing in judging and teaching. Their education and
training is not ongoing. They are not recognized by Grandmaster "Iron" Kim.
It is foolish to believe in these individuals, who depart from the traditional
and resort to fabrication.
History has proven that it is common for someone to use the good reputation
of a Master or Grandmaster to enhance his or her own reputation. Use your
common sense as to what you hear and whom you heard it from. Determine
their reputation and their mental and physical abilities. Watch their
demonstrations and then make your own decision. Each individual must live with the outcome of
their decisions, because Moo Doe is directly connected with your mind and body.
Different Types of Instructors
In following traditional Moo Doe lineage and in order to preserve it's prosperity, it is very
important to recognize the different types of instructors. In order to achieve advanced positions,
it is imperative for the instructor to maintain a Chung level of character.
Chung: Keeps true to Moo Doe discipline of helping others, staying with traditional values and
leaving good seeds for those who follow down the Chung Doe path.
Jhoong: Two types (explained here) at this level.
1. Tries to stay on the Chung Doe pathway with Moo Doe values,
occasionally wanders from them, but returns.
2. An individual who does their best to follow Moo Doe values but has no
choice but to discontinue their training and involvement due to personal
reasons (i.e. relocating, family problems, illness). Upon returning to continue
training and involvement, they are evaluated as to their credibility.
Ha: Wears the face of one following the true path, while looking for personal
benefit to satisfy their own greed, thus devaluing true Moo Doe moral and
discipline. Without changing their character, these instructors will fail. These instructors can
carry on their rank and position, while trying to rebuild their understanding of true Moo Doe
value. Their position is in question and they do not hold a current Judging and Teaching
Pa: Total disregard for the meaning of Chung Doe. Swayed by rumor, gossip and misjudgments.
These individuals are following the Pa Doe path. These instructors are not recognized by
traditional Moo Doe and are damaging the martial arts image in the public's eye leaving behind
Recognizing the skill and ability of a true Moo Doe Master
These are a few ways:
1. An older person (for example, age 70) looks much younger, has
smoother skin throughout the body and a prouder bearing.
2. The muscles in the body have a good shape, but muscle development
is internal. The body is smoother and elastic like rubber. The body's
muscles will bulge only when necessary. Then, immediately, you can
visually see the tremendous strength.
3. When you have the skill of a master, your strength can visually move
to different parts of the body in an extraordinary way. When
movement by a master is demonstrated, supernatural strength and
energy is evident to those observing. You clearly feel that the mind
and body are spiritually as one.
Recognizing an unqualified Instructor
History has proven that many unqualified instructors will generally make
false or exaggerated claims. Here are some of the more common claims:
1. Claim to teach Chung Doe
2. Claim to have learned from a Master or Grandmaster
3. Falsely exaggerate their training.
4. Improperly use Chung Doe uniforms.
Here are steps to take to determine the credibility of the above claims:
1. Determine the style and history of the Chung Doe line they claim to teach.
2. What Master or Grandmaster did they learn from? Where was he located? What special
techniques did he teach? Evidence of when and how the instructor was tested, such as
photos, current certification and certificates.
3. How long did the instructor train under a Master or Grandmaster and are they still
receiving training? Do they have recent group photos? Request that the instructor
demonstrate and fully explain the movements. A qualified instructor should have full
4. If the instructor is wearing a Chung Doe uniform, or claims the right to do so, he must
have a current I.D. card, current rank and position certificates, current judging and
teaching certificates and group photos verified through Oom Yung Doe, LLC
Remember, only knowledge that is correct is worth learning. To see an instructors ability is truth.
To only hear his claims is like an idle breeze. It has no value. Your life here does not last forever.
You can borrow knowledge, you cannot borrow another body. Think on
this because it is foolish to place yourself into an experiment. Schools are
not for this misuse and abuse. Centuries of success have proven that only
true moo doe principle of practice is the Chung Doe (right path) of the life
Those instructors who follow the true Moo Doe principle in teaching each carry a very unique
identification. To identify those instructors which follow true Moo Doe principle look for their
current Judging and Teaching certificate and contact
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