What is Tong-Il Moo-Do
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.
Today’s youth are living in an age of profound change in which astonishing developments in science and technology are overtaking many cultural traditions and values. Although we welcome computers, the Internet, cell phones, fax machines as well as advancements in transportation and industry, all of which have made life more comfortable and convenient, we deplore the depletion of moral values among youth resulting in increasing levels of crime and violence, drug and alcohol abuse, and sexual immorality.
All students must uphold and protect the honor and prestige of Tong-Il Moo-Do. Students are forbidden to use Tong-Il Moo-Do techniques to provoke or challenge innocent persons, and any such act will make the offender subject to disciplinary action. Students should use these techniques only to protect the honor or well-being of the weak or themselves in a righteous cause.
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.