Dr. Joon Ho Seuk
Originally, martial arts were studied as a means of spiritual and physical development by Buddhist monks in the monasteries. It is therefore quite appropriate that in this secular and mechanistic age, a new concept in martial arts – Tong Il Moo Do, a unified martial art – has been initiated to emphatically revive the spiritual dimension of these arts.
Tong Il Moo Do is a practical means of unarmed self-defense against any kind of assault. But more importantly, it is a way of building sound character enlightening one’s mind and spirit. It emphasizes courteous and humble attitudes, while building a strong and courageous character that will fight against injustice and unrighteousness with determination. Thus, it is an effective instrument for teaching discipline and self-control to young people, and for cleaning up many Current social problems.
The main purpose of Tong-Il Moo-Do is to help trainees, centering on true love, to realize the three fundamental goals of life through martial arts training. The first is becoming a person of mature character who learns self-control through mind-body unity and develops the capacity to love. The second goal is establishing a happy and healthy family and experiencing the ethical and loving relationships that result from family life. The third goal is using our creative abilities to make a positive contribution to society. Fulfilling these three life goals are accomplished by adopting a life of service to others, eventually building a truly peaceful world.
It is my sincere desire that all Tong Il Moo Do students can grow in virtue, strength and courage and can overcome with Tong Il Moo Do spirit any difficulty or hardships they may encounter in their lives and to realize the three fundamental goals of life centering on true love.
Dr. Joon Ho Seuk
World Tong-il Moo-Do Federation
Through their many international projects Dr. and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon have brought together leaders from the fields of education, science, religion, politics, media, arts and culture to support the development of a global concern and moral perspective in their endeavors.
Among these projects is the World Tong-Il Moo-Do Federation, which was inspired by Dr. and Mrs. Moon in order to promote moral and ethical values in education through Martial Arts centered on Unification Principle. Another organization, the Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace, brings together leaders from both the religious and secular realms of life to address critical issues facing our world. The Professors’ World Peace Academy encourages the application of academic research and expertise to find solutions to human problems. The World University Federation was established to promote intercultural exchange and education among universities worldwide. Dr. Moon himself has founded numerous schools and universities throughout the world.
Newspapers and magazines, such as the Washington Times and the World & I, have been created to serve and educate the public with a commitment to truth and objectivity. Other projects include the Women’s Federation for World Peace, headed by Mrs. Moon, which considers the particular role of women in effecting social change, and the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, which recognizes the central role of the family as the foundation of all human culture. The Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles promotes universal values among youth and engages them in service activities for the benefit of others.
These are just a few of the projects and organizations that have been established by Dr. and Mrs. Moon in their unending effort to bring about a world of lasting peace.