Moo Duk Kwan Emblem
Laurel Leaves:
Fourteen laurel leaves on each side, represent
the fourteen states of Korea and the
advancement of peace.

The Seeds:
Tree seeds joined to the laurel leaves
represent the three thousand Li ( Distance
running north to south). The six seeds indicate
the world and represent the continents.

The Fist represents Tang Soo Do and Justice.

The Characters: The Korean character in the
center of the circle means Moo Duk Kwan.  The
character on the left of the circle means Tang
and the character on the right of the circle
means Soo.

The Color:
The deep blue color o the emblem  represents
the three oceans and the black belts.
In all the emblem signifies the spreading of
Moo Duk Kwan through Korea and across the
ocean to the six continents.  Its objective is
peace and human advancement and
The Korean Flag:

"Tae Kook ("the origin of all things in the
the Korean flag.  The circle in the middle is
divided by the top being red and the bottom being
The symbol is Um and Yang (Yin and Yang)
eternal balance.  
The Four Gye (bar designs) are connected to the
Um and Yang principles.  The four points
represent the four points of a compass.
Ee-Gye: Lower left corner, indicates dawn and the
sun rising in the east.
Kung-Gye: Upper left, bright sunshine, sun in the  
Kam-Gye: Upper right corner, twilight as sun
moves west.  
Kon-Gye: lower right, darkness, sun is in the
In all they equal the mysteries of the universe
Our School Patch:
Name of School: DeAngelis Martial Arts

The Triangle:
The triangle:
right side up triangle with a bar
across means earth. The body and mind are at
the top the spirit or chi is in the center.  This
symbolized balance with Mind, Body, Spirit and
The triangle is also our fighting pattern.
Body, Mind and Spirit are written on the patch as
a reminder of what we should strive to keep in
The Yellow Bar at the top symbolizes the
planting of the seeds of knowledge.  
The Green (bottom of the triangle)  symbolizes
growth through knowledge.

The Yin and Yang symbol:
The Yin and Yang symbol
in the center
symbolizes balance of all things.
The Yellow in the Yin Yang Symbol represents
the beginning.
The Red in the Yin Yang Symbol represents the
final goal.  This coincides with our belt ranking

The Fist:
The Fist represents the art form pushing through
obstacles,  while keeping balance and control.  
The Yellow part of the fist enters the Red area
representing the life long search for knowledge
in the martial arts and beyond.
The Red enters the Yellow area to symbolize the
shared knowledge from teacher to student.

The Black Line running through and around the
fist and yin yang symbol represents the lifelong
journey to attain perfection in the martial arts.
Upper Right
Upper Left
Lower Right
Lower Left
Tang Soo Do : "Way of the China Hand " or "Way
of the Open Hand")
Tang: Tang Dynasty of China
Soo: Hand
Do: The way of

Moo Duk Kwan: Institute of Martial Virtue
Moo: Stop conflict
Duk: Negotiation
Kwan: School/Home

Patch symbols
Left bottom symbol is Tang
Middle symbol is Moo (represents Moo Duk Kwan)
Right symbol is Soo
Counting in Korean:
1   HANA     
2   DUL        
3   Set
4   Net         
5   DASUT (Da-soot)      
6   YASUT (Ya-soot)     
7   ILGUP  (Ill-gup)    
8   YUDOL (Yo-duel)    
9   AHOPE (Ah-hope)    
10 YUL (Yole)

1st   IL (Ill): First
2nd  E (Ea): Second
3rd   SAM (Saum): Third
4th   SA (Sah): Fourth
5th   O (Oh): Fifth
6th   YUK (You-k): Sixth
7th   CHIL (Chi-l): Seventh
8th    PAL (Pol): Eighth
9th    GOO: Ninth
10th  SIP (Ship): Tenth