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What is Tong-il Moo-Do?


The very center of Tong-Il Moo-Do (TIMD) is the Unification Principle. Tong-Il Moo-Do is the way of unified martial arts which, centering upon the Unification Principle, harmonize and systematize the circular movement (soft motion) as the subject and linear movement (hard motion) as the object, and gives meaning and value on the movements and techniques.

Technical aspects of TIMD is to harmonize and integrates the very essence of all martial arts techniques, improves all existing techniques, and furthermore create new techniques, Through Tong-Il Moo-Do training, students can learn Unification Principle and feel the Principle through the body and implement the Principle in their daily life. Unification Principle is the absolute universal values based upon the heart, true love and conscience, which unifies spiritual and material values, harmonize traditional and contemporary values, integrate Eastern and Western values. The core idea of Tong-Il Moo-Do is the idea of “Loving Heaven, Loving Humanity, and Loving the Nation”.

It is a new Principle that can unify the mind and the body, help one to create a happy family, and to achieve a peaceful world with true love. The primary goals of learning Tong-Il Moo-Do is for all students to achieve a mature character, to establish a true family, and to make great contribution to the society’s prosperity and world peace. The ultimate purpose of Tong-Il Moo-Do training is to build together a world of co-existence, co-prosperity and co-justice, that is the world culture of heart.