Martial arts, it is deeper than the deepest
pool, higher than the highest peak. Many enter the training
halls but realization is difficult. It is dangerous as the
sword, beneficial or injurious according to use. Martial artists
must place their minds on compassion and allow Love to spring
The purpose of the 'Sword of Life' lies here.
Love all things of life and use the sword for righteousness.
However, it is always wiser not to use the sword. Think deeply
before speaking and learn to listen to others. Respect the
character of others and continue to focus on spiritual attainment
and martial arts training Once the body becomes comfortable
the mind becomes idle. Push the body through rigorous training
and always strive for advancement. Part of nature is also
man, be close to nature, Far from evil close to good.
Hypocrisy and greed are big part of social vice;
extricate oneself from it to obtain clear mindedness. Through
martial arts, martial artists must learn patience and perseverance,
self-introspection, gentle appearance but indomitable spirit.Learn
to contribute to society and cultivate virtue.
This is the essence of (mu sool) martial
(Hwarin gum or sword of life is what Korean
martial artists strived for. Martial arts were not practiced
just for skill enhancement. They believed martial arts if
practiced correctly could save lives. They were the protectors
of the nation and keepers of the peace. Conversely, salin
gum or sword of death was a path martial artists wished to
avoid. Nevertheless, only a fine line separated the two and
martial artists realized this.)