Kyuki-do Basic Information

Founder of the American Kyukido Federation
  • Grand Master Ok Hyung Kim
Purpose of Kyukido

The purpose of Kyukido is to create individuals who are physically and mentally progressive and productive. The ultimate goal is neither victory nor defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants.

Meaning of Kyukido

Spark or explosion, signifying the sudden release or burst of energy which accompanies the successful execution of any fighting technique.

Symbol of Kyukid

The symbol of Kyukido is a key hole shape symbolizing the entrance into a new way of life. The hands were modeled by Grand Master Ok Hyung Kim. The closed fist symbolizes evil and power, or YANG, and the open hand symbolizes good and peace, or EAUM. This reflects the harmonious survival or opposites in the world in which we live today. The Chinese kanji at the base read: Kyu Ki Do.


1. I shall respect the instructor and all senior ranks.
2. I shall conduct myself in a respectful manner.
3. I shall respect the teachings of Kyuki-Do and never misuse them.
4. I shall always respect the rights of others.
5. I shall strive for camaraderie and peace in the world.


1. Courtesy
Treating people with the respect that they deserve.

2. Humility
Recognizing that no matter how great your accomplishments are, they do not make you a better person than anyone else.

3. Integrity
Knowing the difference between right and wrong, and choosing to do what is right.

4. Perseverance
Continuing even in the face of adversity.

5. Self Control
Exercising restraint over yourself, and being in command of your thoughts, feelings and actions.

6. Indomitable Spirit
The spark that gives you the power to persevere.

Theory of Power (T.O.P.)

1. Concentration
Delivering impact to the smallest target area, thereby concentrating the force and maximizing the effect, while focusing all of one's energy at the point of impact using Kihap (yell).

2. Reaction Force
Using reciprocal action during the executino of a technique to assist in maintaining balance and increasing force.

3. Equilibrium
Maintaining proper stability during the execution of techniques.

4. Breath Control
Exhaling at the point of impact to tighten muscles, flatten the stomach, and increase the speed of delivery.

5. Speed and Mass
Increasing the application of force by either accelerating the speed of the technique or by putting more body behind the delivery of the technique.