New York Times bestselling author Ilchi Lee is widely known as the founder of Dahn Yoga, but he also developed a complex system of movements called Dahn Mu Do. This martial art is based on the traditional Korean healing and defense techniques and has helped many people recover from mental, physical and emotional issues.
Ilchi Lee developed this martial art when he started teaching public qi gong sessions in South Korea in the 1980s, taking from his comprehensive knowledge of the principles of traditional East Asian healing methods. He used it to further the Ilchi Lee education model, which is part of a larger movement to help people improve all aspects of themselves – physical, mental and spiritual. Now, those interested in learning about Dahn Mu Do can take an online martial arts course based on the practice.
The course, "Dahn Mu Do: Martial Arts for Healing," became available Jan. 21, 2014, on ChangeYourEnergy.com. Students receive video instruction from experienced teacher Soo Ahm Lee, who imparts the wisdom learned from Ilchi Lee and the holistic healing principles of Korea. Along with imparting knowledge of pressure points, the meridian system and other long-established pathways to wellness, the instructor demonstrates the dynamic movements that enhance energy and increase circulation in the body and, in effect, help you become more aware of your body and improve your health.
In the introductory video, for example, Soo Ahm Lee gives students the basics of the practice and discusses his passion for the martial art as well as its positive effect on his life.
"Through this training, I've changed in many ways," Soo Ahm Lee said. "My body has become healthier, and mentally, I have experienced peace. I used to be very impatient, but now I have become much calmer. You certainly could say that my life has changed. I've had miraculous experiences and I've gone through many changes in my life which would have been unimaginable had I not done this training. … You can recover your health. You can recover your self worth, your self confidence and many things like this through the training. And you can even obtain peace of mind."
While Dahn Mu Do is beginning to gain popularity in the U.S. thanks to Ilchi Lee education initiatives, practices just like it, such as qi gong, are everyday activities in Korea. The immense healing capacity of these techniques have been passed down since ancient times, helping people live happier, healthier lives. Soo Ahm Lee hopes to spread the word of Dahn Mu Do throughout the U.S. and inspire Americans to take their wellness into their own hands.