Soo Bahk Do
Soo Bahk Do is the scientific use of the body in methods of self-defence, combined with a philosophy guiding the student towards discovering their full potential. As a traditional martial art, the purpose of Soo Bahk Do is “to develop every aspect of the self in order to create a mature human being who totally integrates intellect, body, emotions, and spirit.”
It is both a highly effective self-defence system and a beautiful, traditional art form. As a balanced, hard/soft style it has something to offer everyone and demands mastery of the whole body. We use Soo Bahk Do to realise our full potential and emphasise “virtue in action” demonstrating courage, discipline, confidence and humility through our sincere efforts in training and our behaviour towards others.
What makes Soo Bahk Do unique is its versatility and philosophy. Throughout the centuries, Korea has been attacked and invaded many times, meaning Soo Bahk Do became versatile out of necessity. This has resulted in an art that demands mastery of the whole body, not just kicking and punching. The challenging techniques taught range from fast and spontaneous to slow, graceful flowing movements that not only give variety but challenge students at all levels.
Soo Bahk Do is an art, not a sport, and great emphasis is placed on the fact it is non-competitive.