What is Yongmudo?

It's a variety of techniques combined into a comprehensive system of personal health and self-protection.

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Principle

The guiding principle of yongmudo is "flexibility of response". The idea is choosing a response (strike, kick, throw, joint-lock, etc.), and whenever possible, using an attacker's force against themselves.

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Yongmudo is...

...kicks, strikes, throws, falls, rolls, joint-locks, and submission wrestling. Whatever it takes to get safe and stay safe.

(for teens & adults)

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Taekwondo is...

...an exciting martial art that combines a variety of kicks, strikes, and blocks into a dynamic system of sport, self-defense, and fun. It's an Olympic sport and an effective method for self-defense with powerful striking and kicking combinations.

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Yongmudo is...

...kicks, strikes, throws, falls, rolls, joint-locks, and submission wrestling. Whatever it takes to get safe and stay safe.

(for teens & adults)

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Safety is Important

We believe that a little knowledge goes a long way to a happy, fulfilling life. We routinely teach participants effective communication, behavior, and action to ensure personal safety. Occasionally, we offer self-defense workshops for teens and adults. Check out these resources for more information:

Bullies & Bullying

Bullying does not have to be an accepted experience of childhood. Learn more of what bullying is and how to deal effectively with it.

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Teen Dating Violence

Violence can take several forms. Learn to recognize, prevent, and deal with TDV. Help is available. Essential for parents.

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“Standing up for yourself doesn't have to mean embracing violence.”

-Shane Koyczan

A cornerstone of our program is learning to RESPECT ourselves and other people. We encourage children, teens, and adults to celebrate their own uniqueness and individuality along with that of others through cooperative training activities.

We also emphasize developing positive training habits — including social skills — to help become much healthier and happier individuals.

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Our mission is empowering children, teens, and adults with self-confidence and self-respect through self-training, self-discipline, and self-defense so that they have essential tools to succeed in whatever they choose: school, sports, work, more.

MSMAP offers and participates in a variety of other activities related to fun, health, and safety including competitions and self-defense workshops.

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