Baek Nyon Chon Mah (백년천마/백련천마)
Study (Learn) 100 Times, Practice (Attention to Detail) 1,000 Times
Sin Moo Hapkido was founded in 1984 by Dojunim Ji, Han Jae. Sinmoo Hapkido teaches practical self-defense and personal growth. With a strong emphasis on non-physical techniques Sin Moo Hapkido not only provides practical physical training, but also gives tools to benefit the practitioner in all aspect of their lives.
The philosophy and rules that serve as the foundation of Sin Moo Hapkido make it a way of life that will permeate everything that a practitioner does; ie., diet, meditation, exercise, sex, etc. Sin Moo Hapkido touches on all aspects of life and is not just something that a person can practice once or twice a week. Sin Moo Hapkido roughly translates to the way of using the martial disciplines to develop harmony and cohesiveness between the mind, the body and the spirit.
“Sin”means higher mind, spirit, and sometimes is translated as God. Basically the concept of Sin places a stronger emphasis on the non-physical aspects of martial arts. The focus of Sin Moo Hapkido resides on the pursue of perfection, personal and spiritual growth, making yourself a better person, and not simply self defense or fighting.
“Moo”refers to the martial or military arts. Whish are systems of codified practices and traditions of training for combat. The term martial mainly refers to the art of warfare.
“Hap” means Together or to bring together in harmony. This means bringing together all parts of a person; mind, body, and spirit, in the same context of the Samilsingo (three making one).
“Ki"is often translated as energy or life force. In Sin Moo Hapkido, Ki, in this instance has to do with the Mind, Body, and Spirit and the three aspects that make up a complete person.
“Do” means the way or a way of life. Sin Moo Hapkido is not simply a group of techniques that are used for self Defense.