Grandmaster Hwang Kee has stated that the focus of our training is not the physical technique, but rather mental development, and the Eight Key Concepts develop the total person. Integration of these concepts into personal life allows the individual to become more than an athlete. The benefits of using these concepts and the ultimate purpose of training is a rejuvenation and expansion of our lives.
“If a diamond is not polished it will be unable to show the great luster of the diamond itself. Even though we say the martial arts are good, we cannot show the great value of the art if we do not practice it with effort.”
– The Honorable Grandmaster Hwang Kee
The Eight Key Concepts
1- Courage- "Yong Gi" (Brave Energy)
2- Concentration- "Chung Shin Tong Il" (Clean/Clear, God, Govern, One)
3- Endurance- "In Neh" (Endure Patience)
4- Honesty- "Chung Jik" (Right Straight)
5- Humility- "Kyum Son" (Humble Humble)
6- Control of power- "Him Cho Chung" (Power Manage Right)
7- Tension and relaxation- "Shin Chook" (Relaxation/Expand Tension/Shrink)
8- Speed control- "Wan Gup" (Loose/Slowness Hurry/Fast)
Want to test yourself? Click the link below to hear the concepts spoken and practice flash cards!
8 key concepts flashcard practice
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