One of the rarest and oldest forms of Korean Martial Arts, Chung Do Mu Sool Won, was taught to the ancient and elite Korean Guard. It was used for the sole purpose of protecting Korean nobility, their families and the borders around their kingdoms. The responsibility of guarding the hierarchical ruling class of a principality was no easy task. The discipline they practiced not only had to work in one-on-one conflicts, but it also needed to be successful over superior numbers on the battlefield.
This elite guard was renowned for their courage, fighting spirit and superior Martial Arts techniques. The Art of Chung Do Mu Sool Won found its roots from an even older Korean Martial art called Tae Kyun (pushing shoulder/kicking) and Kwon Bup (Fist/ Boxing art). Chung Do Mu Sool Won techniques were developed and refined on the battlefield and basically became one of the first “Mixed Martial Arts” because of this. Dignitaries would travel to other lands on diplomatic missions with the Royal Army. The Army would then be exposed to new styles, refined techniques and ideals which where eventually incorporated into their elite fighting style.
Chung Do Mu Sool Won is a complete traditional Martial Art accompanied by joint locking, kicking, Korean Boxing, pressure points, ground fighting, weapons, forms, accupressure and healing arts. It emphasizes efficiency and effectiveness. This original traditional Korean Royal Court Martial Art utilizes over 4,000 skills with a smooth and flexible response that enables an individual to overcome and subdue an attacker, or several, with minimum effort and maximum results. The joint locking style is the unique and very effective Chin NA, which is derived from the Monks of China. Chin Na is the grandfather of all joint locking, Hapkido, Jujitsu, Judo and submission holds. For over two thousand years Chung Do Mu Sool Won has been evolving and correcting techniques to bring the practitioner one of the most realistic and useful Martial Arts available.