About the Jung Moo Kwan

 

 

Jung Moo Kwan

 

Jung Moo Kwan (JMK), which literally means "Righteous Martial Arts Institute" – is an organization of traditional Korean Martial Arts that was introduced into the United States in the 1960s by Korean Martial Arts master Wan Yung Chung.  JMK is uniquely recognized as one of thirty-one authentic martial arts institutes by the World KiDo Federation of South Korea that teaches authentic, traditional Korean martial arts. 

Master Chung had received advanced dan rankings from prestigious organizations called the Chung Do Kwan and the Oh Do Kwan after many years of training in South Korea in Korean Karate (originally called Kong Soo Do and Tang Soo, and later known as Tae Kwon Do), and in Hap Ki Do.  He was ranked as an 8th dan at his retirement.

Master Wan Yung Chung

 

 

Dr. Charles Owens, Master Chung's senior Black Belt, became the official U.S. representative of the Jung Moo Kwan in 1999 after Master Chung's retirement.  It was then that Dr. Owens formed the U.S. Jung Moo Kwan Association.  He has since had over 45 years of teaching martial arts to thousands of students across the globe.  

Dr. Owens is also a pastor, teacher, theologian, and former law enforcement officer. He has earned advanced ranks in Kong Soo Do, Hap Ki Do, Classic Tae Kwon Do and Krav Maga.  

Dr. Owens has been inducted in the US Martial Arts Hall of Fame, and currently holds multiple advanced ranks & certifications, the highest of which is 10th Dan by the World Korean Martial Arts Union.  Dr. Owens still oversees the U.S. Jung Moo Kwan Association while occasionally teaching classes.

Grandmaster Dr. Charles Owens

 

Charles Owens II (CO2), (Dr. Charles Owens’ son and senior black belt), grew up training under Dr. Owens’ guidance since the early 1980's, and has earned the ranks of 6th Dan in Kong Soo, 5th Dan in Hap Ki Do, and The Master of Karate Certification.

Charles is a certified Krav Maga Instructor, and a certified Israeli Combat Shooting Instructor.  He has also been professionally trained as a MMA Conditioning Coach (NESTA & MMACA), has earned his personal training certification (ACTION), and children's martial arts instructor's certification. 

Since then, he has been named as the current President of the U.S. Jung Moo Kwan Association, and has expanded the USJMKA to offer martial arts and fitness training to all ages by forming JMK Martial Arts & Fitness, LLC and the Junior JMK Curriculum.  He was inducted into the US Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2018.  

Master Charles Owens II

 

The USJMKA offers rank through 8th Dan in Kong Soo Sul, through 7th Dan in Classic Tae Kwon Do (Tang Soo Do) and through 5th Dan in Hap Ki Do. The primary martial art in which instruction is given is a complete, consolidated, and comprehensive system known as Kong Soo Sul, (Korean Karate-Jutsu) which focuses on hyung/kata, and self-defense applications (punhae/bunkai) of those techniques which includes striking, joint locking, throws, take downs, grappling, personal safety, combatives, and weapons use.   

 

 

Lineage

These lineage charts sections have been researched as fully and carefully as possible, but due to the secrecy of the arts in times past, historical data is sketchy. Resources include website material, various martial art publications, and information gathered from personal interviews of Korean masters. If you have verifiable updated material, please let me know.  

 

Jung Moo Kwan Karate Lineage
6th century A.D. to present day

Early Chinese Boxing Systems (6th through 16th centuries)
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Chu'eh Yuan Pin (17th century)
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Wang Shu - Kung Xiang Chun - Peichin Takahara
(17th & 18th centuries)
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Satunushi "To-Te" Sakugawa - Chinto - Ason-Awah- Wai Shin-Zan
(18th & 19th centuries)
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Sokon "Bushi" Matsumura (19th century)
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Yasutsune Azato - Yasutsune Itosu (19th & 20th centuries)
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Gichin Funakoshi
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Kim Hyun Soo (& later Funakoshi)
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Won Kuk Lee - Choi Hong Hi
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Uoon Kyo Kim - Duk Sung Son - Nam Tae Hi - Choi Hong Hi

Chung Do Kwan                                                      Oh Do Kwan
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   Wan Yung Chung

   Jung Moo Kwan

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    Charles Owens

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  U.S. Jung Moo Kwan Association

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Charles Owens II, JMK Martial Arts & Fitness

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Jung Moo Kwan Korean Martial Arts Lineage

Taek Kyon Influence
7th century A.D. to present day

Hwarang Military Academy, Silla Dynasty (A.D. 668-935)
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Individuals taught by Hwarang Warriors during Silla Dynasty
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Taek Kyon becomes a well-known style of fighting,
Koryo Dynasty (936-1392)
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Taek Kyon becomes popularly referred to as "Subak" ... the first book
is published on the subject, and it becomes a popular art taught to the
general public, blending fitness training with technique,
Yi Dynasty (1397-1907)
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Im Ho becomes well known as Taek Kyon master
late 19th century
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Son Duk Ki (early 20th century)
Taek Kyon forced to go underground during Japanese domination
(1908-1945)
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Three Taek Kyon schools develop underground
Gurigae Dojang - Chongno Dojang - Wangshimni Dojang
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Han Il Dong
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Choi Hong Hi
Choi Hong Hi also learns Karate under Funakoshi in Japan

The hybrid version of Korean Karate emerges after World War II
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Wan Yung Chung
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Charles Owens

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U.S. Jung Moo Kwan Association

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Charles Owens II, JMK Martial Arts & Fitness

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KWAN LINEAGE – HARD FIST

KOCHOSUN

3000BC-57BC

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HWARANG SYSTEM
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Silla Dynasty
57 BC - 935 AD

 

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Hwarang Combat Skills
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Koryo Dynasty
936 AD - 1392 AD
Yi Dynasty (Chosun)
1393 AD - 1910 AD
Hwarang warriors move
into the mountains.

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Japan occupies Korea
(1910 - 1945)

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The Japanese arts of
Karate-do  (kongsoodo), Judo  (Yudo),
Kendo  (Gumdo), are the only martial arts to be taught publicly in Korea during the occupation.

Korean Hard Styles

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YEON MU KWAN KONG SOO DO

1948 -1949
Byong-In Yoon - Seoul

MU DUK KWAN TANG SOO DO

1949 -1965
Ki Hwang - Seoul

 CHANG MU KWAN KONG SOO DO

1953 -1965
Nam-Suk Lee - Seoul

SONG MU KWAN KONG SOO DO

1953 -1965
Byung-Jik Ro - Seoul

CHUNG DO KWAN KONG SOO DO

1953 -1965
Won-Kuk Lee - Seoul

JI DO KWAN KONG SOO DO

1956 -1965
Jung-Woo Lee - Seoul

 

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OH DO KWAN TAE KWON DO

1959 - 1965
Hong-Hi Choi Military

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JUNG MOO KWAN TAE KWON DO

Sorim mit Soryong Yu Kong Soo/Tang Soo

정 무 관 공수  正 武  館 空手

1965

Wan Yung Chung

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Charles Owens

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Charles Owens II 

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The Lineage of The Soft Fist
Traditional Korean Martial Arts

KOCHOSUN

3000BC-57BC

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HWARANG SYSTEM
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Silla Dynasty
57 BC - 935 AD

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HWARANG COMBAT SKILLS
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Koryo Dynasty
936 AD - 1392 AD
Yi Dynasty (Chosun)
1393 AD - 1910 AD
Hwarang warriors move
into the mountains.

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JUJITSU

1100-1127
(From Silla Hwarang warrior family immigrates to Japan) founder
Saburo Silna (Samrang Silla)

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JUDO

1910 - from JuJitsu Jigoro Kano in
Japan

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Japan occupies Korea
(1910 - 1945)

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DAITO RYU YAWARA
( AIKI JUJITSU)

1930 - 1943 Sokaku Dakeda teaches at family household in Japan

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AIKIDO                                                           HAPKIDO
                                                       합기도
1943 -1969 Morei Ueshiba in Japan                          1948 – 1986 Choi Yong Sool in Korea.

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Korean Independence-1945
Government established-1948
1942 -1969
57th generation HwaRang title holder SuAm Sunsa passed the hwarang combat skills (UmYang Kwon) to
Joo-Bang Lee, Joo-Sang Lee.

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YAWARA

1958~1961 Han-Jae Ji opened a Yawara dojang. In 1961 he became one of the founders of the Hapkido name

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YU KWON SOOL

1958 - 1962 closed
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BI SOOL

1961 - 1965 closed
Kyun-Sun Park – Daegu

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SEONG MU KWAN HAPKIDO

1961 - 1968 closed
Han-Jae Ji – Seoul

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SHIN MU KWAN HAPKIDO

1961 - 1970 closed
Mu-Hong Kim - one of the founders of the Hapkido name - Seoul

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Lee Do Yoon (Pusan)

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Wan Yung Chung

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Charles Owens

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Charles Owens II 

 

Colossians 3:23-24 

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

 

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