Mu Ye Ji Kwan
MU YE JI KWAN (Tang Soo Do style)
Founder: Sa Bom Alain Vermeulen and operates as Choong Jae (President) of the organisation/style
Meaning: Martial Art Wisdom school
Mu Ye – Martial art
Ji – Wisdom
Kwan – style, school
The Mu Ye Ji Kwan is a style, system of TSD with its own curriculum and is not a martial art per se.
Like in Karate-Do there are different styles like shotokan, kyokushin, Shito ryu, Wado ryu, Goju Ruy and many others. as well as in Chinese martial arts there are many different styles Kung Fu, Wushu, Tai Chi, Wing Chun etc…..
Tang Soo Do has also several styles including the very well-known Moo Duk Kwan style, each system therefore has its specific curriculum and its own system of teaching Tang Soo Do as a martial art.
CHOONG JAE : ALAIN VERMEULEN
Started his training in 1987 under the Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan style of Kwan Jang Nim “Hwang Kee” founder of the Moo Duk Kwan style. He has been privileged to be a direct disciple of a number of talented and highly respected Korean kwan Jang Nim’s such as Kang UK Lee, Jae Chul Shin, Ho Sik Pak.
He is the founder and president of the Mu Ye Ji Kwan style with its own curriculum.
Titles of the Mu Ye Ji Kwan Style
Choong Jae > president (chairman) of organisation
Kwan Jang: Head of style, school (director)
The literal translation of the Korean word KWAN JANG does NOT mean Grand Master, hence we do not use this interpretation in the Mu Ye JI Kwan style of Tang Soo Do. This translation was misinterpreted by the West in the past.
Important note: The term NIM used as a suffix is a form of respect towards others, so this term is never used as to reflect your own title. This reflects our humility when we introduce ourselves.
Kwan Sa Bom: Head teacher (Professor) of MuYe Ji Kwan style.
Kuk Sa Bom: National teacher (Professor), a national title for senior teachers from 5th Dan level.
Sa Bom: Teacher title from 4th Dan level
The literal translation of the Korean word SA BOM does NOT mean Master, hence in the Mu Ye JI Kwan style of Tang Soo Do we do not use this interpretation. This translation was misinterpreted by the West in the past.
Kyo Sa: Instructor, reserved for 2nd and 3rd Dan degree holders
Bu/Jo Kyo Sa : Assistant instructor, 1st Dan degree holder
Dan rank titles:
Ku Dan Ja: 4th til 9th Dan degree
Yu Dan Ja: 1st til 3rd Dan degree holder included
Gup rank titles:
Yu Gup Ja: Gup level
Cho Bo Ja: Beginner