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. 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.
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. One Mind 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.
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 Moo Doe Belt System (right path) of the life winning way.