from the writings of Grandmaster Moo Hwan Kim
United Martial Arts Black Belt Association
ORIENTAL HEALTH CARE CODE
Dear Students: October 2006
We are beginning the beautiful season of fall here in northeast Ohio. We are blessed with fresh cool air and bright blue skies as the leaves begin to show color. I want all my students to have a productive end of year, in school, careers and tae kwon do training. In today’s modern world everyone has a heightened awareness of their physical and mental health, not only in the U.S., but around the world. With this in mind I want to share with you the following Oriental health care code:
Da Dong ( ) Maximum action or movement. Be it at work, play or training, always keep moving, enabling your thoughts to become action.
Da Shue ( ) Good rest and sleep. No matter how busy you are or how hard you work you must find time for enough physical and mental rest.
Da Sul ( ) Get rid of all your body’s impurities by exercising hard with a good sweat and eating right to stay regular.
Da Chup ( ) Good association and good communication with others. Make sure you have healthy relationships with many people, young and old alike.
Da Mong ( ) Don’t hang on to bad experiences or bad memories. Be quick to forgive and forget.
Da Soo ( ) Much laughter and fun. Enjoy your circumstances and the people around you, always keeping a positive and optimistic attitude.
The above code is a simple and practical way to say fit mentally and physically. This code should be practiced in our everyday lives allowing us to help others as we lead a happy and productive life.
God Bless You,
Master Moo H. Kim