Moo Duk Kwan

by John Miller “Why do you spend so much time on forms?” This is a question students (or their parents) ask from time to time. That a school spends a lot of time on forms is also a criticism frequently leveled at martial arts schools in online reviews. It is […]

The Form IS the Textbook

  Tested for 8th Kyp – Kinder Kicks Bech Camp Jasmine Fling Billy Mast Alayah Neely Nia Robertson Tested for 7th Kyp Josh Holderness Ashton Johnston Gryphin Kramer Tested for 6th Kyp Porter Hudson Tested for 5th Kyp Brian Beall Sam Hagberg Jacob Hampton Gavin Sparks Sandra Thompson Tested for […]

September 2013 Testing

Tae Kwon Do has a common root with Zen in that they both come from the idea of meditation. The amount of discipline needed to be successful in Tae Kwon Do is enormous, but you will also develop that discipline as you train. By doing forms (a Tae Kwon Do […]

Form, Meditation and Self-Discipline

I can’t believe its already 2013. The Mountain Academy of Martial Arts had a good year. New school locations, additional students, certification of instructors from the Moo Duk Kwon Association, and of course more black belts were added to the roster.   Receiving Master Instructor credentials this year were Master […]


Tested for 8th Kyp Brian Beal Madeline Hackstaff Miles McNeill Brittany Walser Arthur Walters Tested for 7th Kyp Melissa Bade Raymond Bade Ronan Colson Scott Crull Aiden Deboer Alex Deboer Cita Doyle Matt Drumm Oscar Hackstaff Jacob Hampton Jeremy Mathews Rowan Nasty Kevin Nuss Lawrence Pearlman Bill Ryan Coy Shaffstall […]

June 2012 Testing

Sounds scary right?  Well it’s not.  In point of fact, you’re in it right now.  As a part of the Mountain Academy of Martial Arts you have joined our Brotherhood, our fellowship, our family.  And as such you need to remember that when you are here you will be taught […]

The Brotherhood of the Fist