Sun (禪), also spelled seon or son, refers to meditation. It is the Korean pronunciation of the Chinese word “chan;” it is perhaps best known as “zen”, its Japanese pronunciation.
These words are derived from the sanskrit “dhyana”, which literally means ‘meditation’, or ‘meditative state’. The essence of this state is profound stillness.
Mu (武) means martial art (pronounced “wu” in Mandarin Chinese, as in “Wushu”).
Do (道) means discipline, or the way of doing something; the method.
Sunmudo, then, literally means “the way of doing meditative martial arts”.
It is both meditation and a martial art. It is unique in that it contains a variety of different elements that complement each
other. It envelopes the dynamic and powerful movements of a martial art into the peaceful practices of meditation, yoga, and chi qong exercises.
Sunmudo is a training method taught at Golgulsa-temple designed to extinguish worldly pain and attain enlightenment.
The goal of this training is the harmonization of the mind, body and breath.
Sunmudo has been secretly handed down through the centuries by Buddhistfamilies. Those who practice
Sunmudo say one can attain a higher state of mind through both movement of body and spiritual calm.
Sunmudo is a way to attain enlightenment through harmonizing the body, mind and breath.
The World Sunmudo Federation
Tel: +82-54-742-1605 +82-2-763-2980
E-mail: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: "Golgulsa Temple: Headquarters of Sunmudo"
101-5, Girim-ro, Munmudaewang-myeon, Gyeongju-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, 38120, Rep. of KOREA
"Seoul Sunmudo Center"
3F, 93, Donhwamun-ro 11ga-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, 03131, Rep. of KOREA
- NEXTVenerable Grandmaster Seol Jeog Un 21.04.23