• Teukgong Moosool is a martial art originating from South Korea. It is the official martial art practised by the South Korean Special Forces. Teukgong Moosool (TGMS) is a combative method of fighting as opposed to a sport. It emphasis the rapid interdiction and submission of an opponent. TGMS has been adapted beyond the special forces, for practice by bodyguards, police and law enforcement personnel and individuals interested in an effective method of self-defence.


    Teukgong Moosool arose following a protracted period of North Korean Special Forces penetration across the border during the 1960s and 1970s, demonstrating superior combat skills.In one particular foray, North Korean special forces personnel were apprehended. One of them, proficient in Gyeuk Sool, was able to dismiss three South Korean commandos within 10 seconds in hand to hand combat.

    This prompted the South Korean special forces to create a superior fighting system, in pursuit of an ultimate martial arts system. The South Korean military drew upon martial arts experts in all fields to develop an ultimate hand to hand combat style that could employ any weapon or no weapon. By 1979, this style — Teukgong Moosool – had been adopted in an official capacity by the South Korean Special Forces. The founders are considered Grand Masters Lim, No Won Park and Chang So Ok, although the founding is the result of the input of a number of Grand Masters from various traditions within Korean Martial Arts.


    TGMS incorporates the most effective features of Hapkido, Taekwondo, Chinese martial arts, Judo and Kyuk Too Ki Its sparring primarily revolves around Kyuk Too Ki (which is similar to the official martial art of the People’s Liberation ArmySanda). In addition, grappling techniques are heavily emphasised as are submissions and joint manipulations of Hapkido. Judo throws are also learned, as is the footwork of Taekwondo. Weapons are a central aspect of TGMS and include Nun Chakau, Knives, Swords, Staff, short Staff and firearm, although weapons defence is taught within the legal environment of the country, meaning in Europe there is no use of firearms.


    TGMS expresses the philosophical foundations of Yin-Yang and the five elements.[3] The coloured belt system represents the progression of the practitioner through the five elements, ultimately resulting in water – or Black, which signifies the rebirth and re-invention of the practitioner. The belts are as follows:

    • White
    • Orange
    • Yellow
    • Green
    • Blue
    • Brown
    • Red
    • Black

    White represents stone or metal, yellow represents the earth, Green, blue and brown the tree, Red is Fire and Black is water.[3]


    Although there is some variation in organisations, the philosophy and spirit of each is the same. Mutual respect characterises the relations between each organisation, and there is the acknowledgement that each Grand Master must pioneer his own path within Teukgong Moosool.

  • Grandmaster No Won Park

  • TeukGong MooSool's development started in 1978 as selected Korean military martial arts masters were challenged to create a superior martial art.  In 1980, No Won Park, a Founder of TGMS, trained the members of Korea's 5th Special Missions Battalion .These soldiers performed a demonstration which so impressed the leaders of the Korean Army that it led them to recognize the art as a military martial art and gave it the name "TeukGong MooSool," which means Special Combat Martial Art.
    From 1980 to 1986, Grandmaster Park taught TeukGong MooSool to military personnel, military police, and Korean law enforcement training academies.  From 1987 until 1996 he served as the martial art instructor for the Saudi Arabian Government, where he taught at police and military academies and provided training for the personal body guards of the Saudi Royal family.
    In July of 1996, Grandmaster Park returned to Korea and organized the International TeukGong MooSool Federation, headquartered in Seoul.   From 1996 through 1998, TeukGong MooSool went through major restructuring to provide improvements that met the needs of the military as well as modifications that made this military martial art practical and beneficial in civilian walks of life.
    TeukGong MooSool is an ever-evolving martial art.  President Park released his newest curriculum in 2007, which has been updated to address the challenges of today's world. 

  • Visit and seminar Grandmaster No Won Park in the Netherlands

    In 2014, Hrandmaster Park No Wong visited the Netherlands for a Teukgong Moosool Seminar at the European Martial Arts center in  Helmond.

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