The Moo Duk Kwan flag (Kwan Gi) represents the organisation or style of the martial art, Soo Bahk Do. It has both physical and philosophical significance in our training.

 

                                                                       Fist

 

Gold colour, the Soo Bahk Do fist stands for justice, honour and unity, bearing strength.

                           

                                                                     Leaves

 

The 14 leaves on each side of the wreath represent the 14 provinces of Korea and it also represents peace.

 

                                                                     Berries

 

Represent the six major continents, a fruitful result of training and their colour (red) come from the Yang.

 

                                                                      Scroll

 

The blue scroll at the bottom of the flag stands for knowledge. In the Grandmaster's words, "the martial artist should also be a scholar". The colour (blue) comes from the Um.

  • Left Character - Soo meaning hand in Chinese, indicating the Chinese influence
  • Right Character- Bahk from Soo Bahk meaning thrust or attack indicating the Korean heritage of our style.

Centre Character - Moo meaning martial or military, although this is a composite of stop and sword or fighting. This symbol represents that the central purpose of Soo Bahk Do is to stop fighting between people and even to resolve conflict within ourselves.