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Young Hyuk Kwon - Kwan Jang Nim
Founder/Grand Master


A Message from Grand Master Young H. Kwon


On behalf of the Pilsung Masters and Instructors, it is my great pleasure to extend a warm welcome as you embark on your journey towards mental and physical betterment.

An Oriental proverb says, “A good beginning brings us halfway to our goal.” Consider this as you begin your practice. Strong and truthful commitment is of the utmost importance in learning the Martial Arts.


Since 1990, we began our work to develop the material which later became Pilsung Moo Do.  Drawing inspiration from Traditional Soo Bahk Do, Tang Soo Do and Taekwondo, and blending it with modern, dynamic, martial arts techniques.  My mission was to seek out and improve upon some of the older classical material to create a system which was both beneficial to the modern practitioner as a method of self-defense, but also as a life enhancing system which holds dear traditional Korean martial arts values for overall mind, body and spirit development.  This ongoing quest for improvement culminated with the founding of the Pilsung Martial Arts Association in 2009.  The material almost 20 years in the making served as its official syllabus.


In 2019 to mark the 10th Anniversary of our Association’s founding, the name Pilsung Moo Do (The Martial Art/Way of Certain Victory) was officially adopted by the organization as its core style.  It’s a culmination of nearly 30 years of development and experience which brings the Association into a new era.  We are very honored and proud to teach you this art.


Your instruction has been designed to provide with unique mental and physical coordination. Moreover, you will find that this instruction stresses the development of individual character, integrity, and respect for others.


Our dedication to teaching you must be met with a similar dedication from you to study, acknowledge your achievements and enjoy them. Monitor your physical, mental, and spiritual growth and strength. Do not dwell on mistakes- only recognize them and work on correcting them.


Always remember the importance of developing a balanced training mindset.  Following our philosophy of the five codes and seven tenets as a guide to be successful in all endeavors.  I would advise new students to commit all effort into training.  Make daily Martial Arts practice part of your life to reap the maximum benefits, and to lead a happy, healthy life.


With hard work and dedication, we will continue to grow together.


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