Hwang Kee

From humble beginnings in Japanese occupied Korea, Hwang Kee founded his Moo Duk Kwan® martial art organization (military, virtue, institute)  in Yong San Ku (Seoul), Korea on November 9, 1945 where he began teaching his unique martial art system.

He soon became one of the most widely renowned and respected martial artists in Korea.

From 1953 to 1964 Hwang Kee began expanding his martial art schools under the Moo Duk Kwan® name and the fist logo that he designed. Both were proudly displayed by instructors affiliated with him to identify that they were authorized sources of authentic instruction and training in his legendary martial art system.

Hwang Kee's official history, philosophy and accomplishments are documented in these authorized places and others:

His unauthorized history is also told by others in many places with varying degrees of accuracy including the following:

Founder Hwang Kee's Moo Duk Kwan® martial art organization has deep philosophical base and a rich history that has influenced the lives of millions worldwide since its inception.
We invite you to explore this site and learn more about this extraordinary man, his global martial art organization and his unique Soo Bahk Do® martial art system taught in licensed schools worldwide.