Hoe Yun Ji Gi
is evident in the creation and destruction of all things.
Ki exists in all living things. It exists even after death.
Therefore everyone should make this imperishable ki part
of there own and try to cultivate the beneficial ki. From
the Hoe Yun Ji Gi (vast and limitless resting natural ki),
martial artist must utilize this ki for one's benefit as
well as the benefit of others. Choong Hyoe Shin Yea
- Choong (loyalty) - of first importance
is loyalty and people, be loyal.
- Hyoe (filial piety) - parents and elders
made it possible for you to be here, be dutiful.
- Shin (trust) - There must be trust and
understanding between friends and neighbors.
- Yea (etiquette) - Respect must be given
both ways, senior to junior and junior to senior. This is
These four virtues are the foundations of our society and
ideals that should be practiced. Hoe Guk Moo Yea (Martial
Arts for Protection of Country)
Long ago we used our hands, stone, sticks for self-defense
and family protection. People came together to defend villages,
cities, and country. The Three Kingdom era gave rise to
a systematic study of martial arts and made it possible
to use it for national defense. Often these skills were
passed down to the 'righteous armies' that helped ward off
In modern times, martial arts are mainly
studied for enhancement of physical health, individual protection,
and skill enhancement for security forces. It also plays
a major role in exchange of culture and heritage throughout
the world. The underlying theme of Hoe Guk Moo Yea must
be upheld so that martial arts can help develop a healthy
mind, strong body, positive behavior for the benefit of
the nation and its people.