What is Jong Hap Mu Sool?
Our mission is to connect with people and guide them on their journey to self-awareness. Reaching a level of mental and physical confidence, a person can empower him or herself to be their best. We all face challenges everyday at home, school and work. At times, a person might find him or herself wondering:
"What is the purpose of life?
Am I living life to my potential?
Is there more I can do?"
We at Jong Hap Mu Sool (JHMS) Martial Arts provide an environment where a person can nurture his or her internal growth through the mental and physical disciplines of martial arts. We focus on cooperative rather than competitive learning practices to help each student reach their individual potential. By creating strong unity in the studio, we can collectively reach greater goals by helping our community, our state, this nation, and the greater world. Along this journey, a person can discover their purpose and unique potential, and can contribute towards making this world a better place. In order to build this momentum, one must begin with the individual.
"I hope martial artists are more interested in the root of martial arts and not the decorative branches, flowers or leaves. It is futile to argue as to which single leaf, which design of branches or which attractive flower you like; when you understand the root, you understand all its blossoming."
- Bruce Lee
Tao of Jeet Kun Do
The foundation of JHMS is rooted in core traditional values of respect, humility, honesty, trust and loyalty. Each of these has a distinct definition, but their application will be unique to everyone. As the student progresses on this journey, these values will provide strong roots where they can nurture their full and boundless potential. This inner realization is the building block of this martial art system.
The Art of Jong Hap Mu Sool
The meaning of the words "Jong Hap Mu Sool" is "combining all martial arts."
JONG HAP - To combine, harmony.
MU SOOL - Martial arts.
JHMS is a system of fighting designed as an adaption of many styles to become useful in modern times. Martial arts were never intended to become stagnant or fixed and without change. The idea was to constantly upgrade and improve in order to always have the best and most effective fighting system currently available. JHMS is a system of self-defense based on fundamental offensive and defensive techniques. These techniques can be classified as follows:
These categories include joint locking, striking, punching, kicking, throwing, falling and wrestling techniques, providing a well rounded fighting method. JHMS is based on the theory of circular movements as opposed to direct encounter. Direct impact may cause injury and may be unsuccessful against greater power. Jong Hap Mu Sool's circular actions require less energy, but much knowlege and skill.