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About us

The main goal of Siljun Dobup is “controlling the mind” through “controlling the body”. In Siljun Dobup, constant practice of sword enables one to take control of his/her body, and experience how the mind changes to follow the body. Thus, we firmly believe that by practicing Siljun Dobup, we all can truly become the master of our mind, body and eventually, our destiny.

As we take effort to train our body through sword practice, we realize how awkward and difficult it is to genuinely take control of our own body. Nevertheless, we gradually  become at ease with our body and our mind follows and begins to align with the body and become more flexible.
The next stage is to wonder whether we are capable of controlling our mind as well. As we consistently immerse in a virtual reality of desperate sword fighting, at some point, we find ourselves looking down at our everyday problems and emotions.
By becoming the master of our mind, we are able to cut off negative thoughts and move on to a positive state.
It is to that end why USSDA believes the sword acts as an important tool at a time when many people focus on mastering their minds through various means of zen meditation.

 

“United StatesSiljun Dobup Association”, abbreviated asUSSDA, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and expansion of the martial art Siljun Dobup, which literally translate to “real sword training.” The USSDA provides professional guidance in setting up and managing national standards of practice and competition; and providing training, testing, and accreditation for both individual members and associated schools.

Siljun Dobup Associationis organized exclusively to promote Siljun Dobup martial art, organize events, provide guidance in the Siljun Dobup  martial art for both youth and adult, national and international where applicable, promote health, welfare and recreational of the general public through the martial art, promoting discipline, focus, respect for self and others.

USSDA consists of black belt level practitioners and all Siljun Dobup practitioners, which supports our mission. Membership is granted after completion of a membership application.  

USSDA Officers and Board Members consist of:

  • Grand-Master Jin K. Seong – President, Chairman of the Board & Founder of Siljun Dobup.

  • Master Myung G. Ming – Board Executive Director

  • Tony Yang – Vice President & Board Executive Director

  • Master Andre DaSilva – Chief Financial Officer & Board Executive Director

  • Crystal Shin – Board Member

  • Mark Lee – Board Member

  • Serena – Board Member
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