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Meaning of Song Moo Kwan

송무관 松武館

“Song Moo Kwan translates as Ever Youthful House of Martial Arts Training”.

       Song Moo Kwan is the oldest and most famous Taekwondo and martial arts school in Korea. Supreme Grand Master Byung Jick Ro, the founder of modern Taekwondo, explains his school’s name: “Song Moo Kwan’s *Song* meant pine tree, which meant green and a long life. Also, Song was one of the Koryo capital city names, Song Do.

송 松 (Song)

means evergreen tree which depicts youth or health everlasting.

무 武 (Moo)

means martial art.

관 館 (Kwan)

means gymnasium / house of study.