The Ultimate fighting Art
The modern name and interpretation of Kuk Mu Kwan in the U.S. is called Kangsystem, named after our founder, Great   Grand Master Suh Chong Kang.   Kuk Mu Kwan techniques are not like others martial arts.  Kuk Mu Kwan emphasizes the use of the entire body for defense and self preservation.  Our head strikes are unique and different and very effective.    Kuk Mu Kwan utilizes the use of pressure points and joint attack to fend off attackers with weapons, so when used for   hand to hand combat, it becomes deadly.  The effective use of primary and secondary blocks and take downs, locks using the  hands only gets compounded when used in combination with deadly strikes.  Our kicks are unique and like no other.    Kicks are used to deliver deadly force from all angles and distance.  All hand and leg techniques are taught using proper   energy generation and torque from upper and lower parts of the body.  The Movements in Kuk Mu Kwan are always        changing to adapt to the forces from the opponent, thus steps must make adjustments so that the body can properly   be anchored to generate power when deemed necessary.  The movements are linear and circular as well as up and down motions, to maximize power from all angles and to absorb energy from all angles.  Then there are Kuk Mu Kwan throws   and locks, which are totally unique.  We are a firm believers in conditioning, we are not talking about punching a tree a     thousand times, we are not living in the stone ages.  As far as death strikes, they are only taught to masters with the    proper experience, training, trust and responsible state of mind.       

Great Grand Master Suh Chong Kang founded Kuk Mu Kwan in the year 1953.  it is the most powerful martial art of Korea that emphasizes conditioning, development of inner strength, strict discipline and moral culture.  Kuk Mu Kwan is a total defense system utilizing every part of the body for defense, including head strikes, hand and elbow strikes, sweeps, locks, knee strikes, powerful kicks, linear strikes, circular defense, trapping, grapple, throws, pressure points, joint attacks and death strikes.

Welcome to the Kuk Mu Kwan family.  Our system do not discriminate but welcomes all martial arts and martial artists.  If you are open minded about learning and if you respect all martial art systems, then Kuk Mu Kwan is for you.  If you are looking for old school, martial art style for your self and students, then Kuk Mu Kwan is for you.  Are you looking for Name recognition with tradition of excellence without politics, and not some large rubber stamp organization, Kuk Mu Kwan is for you.  For the past six decades, with the leadership of our founder, Great Grand Master Suh Chong Kang, we have been expanding all over the World.  We are one of the oldest Kwans of Korea, founded in 1953.  Kuk MU Kwan is 13-years older than ITF and 20-years older than WTF.  We are not out to certify those type of people  who are willing to pay any price, to have a phony certificate hanging over their school walls.  Even when they don't have the skills, experience or legitimate consecutive rankings, these organizations still send their certificates through the mail, from a foreign corporation.  Kuk Mu Kwan wants to bring back responsibility and legitimacy back to martial art.  We want to bring back respectability back to the martial arts community, especially to Taekwondo practitioners.  Kuk Mu Kwan prides in the fact that they can personally certify and give all black belt examinations, by our Grand Masters.  All Kuk Mu Kwan black belts must show proficiency in basics, self-defense, sparring, heavy bag training, grappling and breaking skills.  If you are up to the challenge, we are here for you.  In today's World, most martial arts are watered down to baby sit children, teaching them garbage, instead of teaching them discipline and techniques that can protect them.  Kuk Mu Kwan was developed with self preservation in mind, founded after the Korean War, then perfected on the field via military intelligence and combat arenas, by the Korean military.  Most of so called martial artists, that includes masters and black belts, cannot even defend themselves, throw a decent kick or execute a powerful defensive technique, meanwhile wearing colorful clown outfits, not fit for martial arts.   Punching and kicking a target or just doing forms will not protect you.  There are a lots of so called masters, who praise how good the forms are done or executed, and push non existent Asian philosophy, to cover up their lack of martial arts skills, are a crime.  To have some overweight, out of shape moron telling you how to kick or jump, is ridiculous.  Are you tired of all these phony black belts, then join Kuk Mu Kwan, Where we make real black belts.  We take pride in our heritage, teaching and we actually practice and perfect the techniques we teach.   Can we use some made up philosophy, when someone is out to kill you, absolutely not.  Kuk Mu Kwan techniques are actually used in the streets of New York , Canarsie, East New York, Brownsville and especially by the law enforcement officers of Puerto Rico.   All Kuk Mu Kwan techniques are practiced, face to face, and not to some imaginary opponent or a target.  If You are not sure of your ability, then we will show you, step by step with our instructional manuals and DVDs.  Do you lack business or marketing skills, we are here to help. Our job is your success.

-indomitable spirit


1)   To be honest and courteous to others.
2)   To be dedicated to what ever we pursue.
3)   To show loyalty to our mentors.
4)   To be creative and open minded to what is new.
5)   Not to be conceited.
6)   To have humility.
7)   To have responsibility.
8)   To get along others.
9)   Not to concede to peer pressure.
10) To be a leader.
11) Must show confidence.
12) Must have courage.

1)   Students must bow to the flags, masters and instructors when entering or leaving the Do-Jang.
2)   Students must respect and obey all masters, instructors and black belts.
3)   Students must use the word sir / ma'am when speaking to masters and instructors.
4)   Students must bow before and after approaching a master.
5)   All students must participate in class, they cannot practice by themselves when class is in session.
6)   Students must obtain permission for early dismissal from class.
7)   Students must bow to the flags and master, when entering or leaving the Do-Jang.
8)   Students must keep the Do-Jang clean.
9)   Absolutely no unnecessary conversation in the Do-Jang.
10) When a master enters the Do-Jang, the highest ranking belt must call the class to attention and have them bow 

How are you--------------------- Ahn nyung ha sae yo
Thank you----------------------- Kam sah ham ni da
Good bye------------------------ Ahn nyung e-gae se-yo
yes------------------------------ ne
No------------------------------- Ah ni yo
Grandmaster--------------------- Kwan jang nim
Instructor-----------------------  Sah bum nim
Attention------------------- ----- Cha ryot
Bow------------------------ ----- kyung nae
nice meeting you----------------  ban gap sum ni da
Uniform-------------------------  Do bok
Ready--------------------------- jhoon bee
Begin---------------------------- Shi jak
Stop----------------------------- go man
Form---------------------------- hyung
Sparring------------------------- dae ryun
At ease-------------------------- shi-ut
Sit down------------------------- Ahn juh
Stand up------------------------ Il uh na
Be quiet------------------------ Jo young
Excuse me---------------------- shil yae ham ni da
School-------------------------- do jang
Turn around-------------------- do rah

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