Chun Seung Won 




The Family Concept is one basis for traditional martial arts structure.  Some martial arts utilize a Religious Concept, and some arts are strictly focused on the Sport Aspect of development. The title “Master” is a special title in traditional martial arts traditions. In traditional martial arts, Master is equivalent to “Father”. Master is the example and guide in traditional martial arts. Master serves as the father figure for the martial arts family. Historically, another significant aspect is that great Masters were also great Doctors. Chun Seung Won utilizes the Family Concept in addition to the great Chun Seung Won Masters being both well respected Grandmasters as well as skilled Doctors.


Chun Seung Won’s Grandmasters of the Song Family dedicated their lives to the practice, preservation, and teaching of their traditions. The dedication, practice and the discipline put into Chun Seung Won is a way of life. Grandmaster Song immigrated to the United States in 1981 bringing with him the family legacy and reputation. This lifelong dedication by Grandmaster will not be duplicated. We respect Grandmaster’s dedication and sacrifice toward his family’s traditions and the traditions of all the great Masters before him. There are possibly only a handful of practitioners on planet earth of the same level skill and dedication. Therefore, we show our respect and recognize Grandmaster Song as “The Last Master.”     




China and Korea both have mountain ranges such as Baekdu (Paektu), Gwanak, and Jiri. Baekdu Mountain is located on the border between North Korea and China, while the Gwanak and Jiri Mountain ranges are in South Korea. These landscapes provided an ideal environment for the development and teachings of the Song family traditions.


Under the guidance of his grandfather, Grandmaster Song Keum Sool, Kyong Sik learned to gather traditional herbs, studied the applications of nature, and trained in his family's martial arts traditions. These teachings continued to evolve and are preserved to this day.


Kyong Sik began his training at the age of five under the tutelage of his father, Grandmaster Song Jung Soo, and his grandfather, Grandmaster Song Keum Sool. Much of Kyong Sik's skills were directly acquired from his grandfather. Due to the reputation of the Song family's martial arts and eastern medical traditions, Kyong Sik had the opportunity to study with other great masters throughout Asia.


In addition to fulfilling his formal educational requirements as a student, Grandmaster Song, Kyong Sik completed studies on the Song family. He dedicated his life to the development and study of his family's educational system with great dedication and honor. Grandmaster Song also completed formal training in eastern medicine in Korea and obtained a Doctor's Degree in Eastern Medicine. Alongside his college training, he acquired many of his medical skills through direct observation and teachings from his grandfather. In traditional martial arts, a great master was also a great doctor, and a great doctor possessed excellent martial arts skills. Grandmaster Song carried on this family and martial arts tradition.


Before coming to the United States, Grandmaster Song served and fulfilled his military duty in Korea. He trained both the Korean and American Special Forces stationed in Korea. In 1981, Grandmaster Song relocated from Korea to the United States, initially residing in Washington, D.C. As the leader of the Song family martial arts system known as "Chun Seung" in the United States, Grandmaster Song began teaching the "right way" of martial arts to the public. This decision to teach the Song family's martial arts traditions to the public was significant, as these traditions were previously passed strictly to family members and selected disciples. In the United States, Grandmaster Song is known by his American name, Edward Song.


The official organizational name, Chun Seung, was established by Grandmaster Song, Duk Soon, a member of the Song family, in 1851. Grandmaster Song, Duk Soon was responsible for integrating the Song family's Shaolin and Tai Chi traditions with the Korean traditions rooted in the Subak martial traditions of the ancient Silla Kingdom. In the United States, Grandmaster Song, Kyong Sik aimed to create a Korean to English translation that would encompass the traditions of the Song family. The initial translation used was "Oriental Heritage Total Concepts" or "OHTC". However, due to the sensitive connotation associated with the term "Oriental," the name was later changed to "Optimal Health Total Concepts."

Grandmaster Song established multiple schools across the United States under the name OHTC Martial Arts. These schools were in LaSalle, Indiana; Peru, Illinois; Waco, Texas; and various cities in the Dallas / Ft. Worth area including Carrollton, Dallas, Highland Park, and Plano. Alongside the rise in popularity of martial arts, acupuncture and herbal medicine also gained traction in the United States. To legally practice acupuncture, practitioners were required to obtain a license issued by the states. One such state was Texas.


In addition to OHTC Martial Arts, Grandmaster Song founded the OHTC Healthcare System as a resource for individuals seeking the benefits of Eastern Medicine. Within this system, Grandmaster Song, known as Dr. Song to his patients and esteemed colleagues, built upon the traditions and philosophies of the Song family. This strong foundation guided the continuous development of Dr. Song's academic and professional career.


Dr. Song holds Doctorate Degrees in Physical Education, Traditional Medicine, and Philosophy in Traditional Medicine. Since 1974, he has been formally practicing acupuncture and herbal medicine, initially in Korea and later in the United States since 1981.


Song, Keum Sool transferred the Chun Seung traditions to his son, Grandmaster Song Jung Soo, in 1967. In 1983, Grandmaster Song Jung Soo transferred the Chun Seung traditions to his son, Grandmaster Song Kyong Sik, also known as Dr. Edward K.S. Song, while serving as acting Chairman. Unfortunately, Grandmaster Song Jung Soo passed away in 1996, and Grandmaster Song Edward (K.S.) took over as acting President of Chun Seung. To preserve the traditions and honor of the Song family, Chun Seung retains the original name given by Grandmaster Song Duk Soon to represent the Song family traditions in the United States. Chun Seung serves as a resource for those seeking a sincere and purposeful life. Grandmaster Song, also known as Dr. Song, embodies the teachings and traditions that Chun Seung represents. Chun Seung continues to develop, preserve, and promote the benefits of nature as a vital resource for holistic personal development.


In March 2022, Grandmaster Song retired from public teaching and public health service. The traditions of Chun Seung are now led by Disciples Clayton Moore and Kristopher Glover, along with Grandmaster's remaining Disciples and select Instructors. The teachings of Chun Seung and Grandmaster Song reflect a lifelong dedication to traditional martial arts and over 50 years of experience in clinical eastern medicine. These hundred-year legacies are preserved and passed down from generation to generation in the Song Family's treasured history. Maintaining good health should be a major goal for all individuals and martial artists who seek a sincere and serious approach to improving their way of life.




  • Founder and President of the Chun Seung - OHTC Acupuncture Clinic

  • Former President of the OHTC Health Care System

  • President Emeritus of the Chun Seung (OHTC) Martial Arts Association

  • Former President of the OHTC Acupuncture and Herbal Research Foundation

  • Former Professor of Physical Education at University of Sciences

  • Former President of the Korean American Acupuncture Association of Texas (KAAT) as 2nd, 3rd, 6th, and 9th President

  • Founder of the Federation of Korean American Eastern Medicine Associations



  • Texas State Board of Medical Examiners. License AC00007

  • State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License 198-000260

  • Acupuncturist Association of Texas

  • American Society of Acupuncturists

  • Korean American Acupuncture Association of Texas

  • Federation of Korean American Eastern Medicine Associations in the USA

  • The American Association of Oriental Medicine



  • Vital Spot

  • Alternative Weaponry

  • Martial Arts Education

  • Expert's Guide

  • Fundamentals of Martial Arts

  • Instructor's Guide of Success in the Martial Arts  

  • Master's Guide of Success in the Martial Arts

  • Encyclopedia of Traditional Martial Arts

  • Moo Sa Sool

  • Expressions

  • Conversation

  • Encyclopedia of Eastern Medicine

  • Modern Eastern Medicine

  • Fundamentals of Eastern Medicine

  • Healthy Life

  • Korean Tea

  • Hygiene and Phlebotomy

  • Hygiene in the Martial Arts

  • Martial Arts Rescue Methods

  • The Eastern Way of Health

  • Preservation of Health

  • The Natural Healing Art

  • Yeum Yang and Five Elements

  • The Ancient Art of Tea

  • The Ancient Art of Ki (Meditation and Breathing)

  • Ki to Life

  • Ethics in the Martial Arts

  • Art of Traditional Baduk

  • Chun Seung Sa Sang Eui Hak

  • Modern Eastern Medicine and Health Science

  • The Ancient Art of Health

  • The Way of the Last Master

  • Book of Dr. Song's News Column

  • Clinical Eastern Medicine

  • Chun Seung Health

  • Chun Seung Tai Chi Chuan

  • Chun Seung Eastern Medical Treatment

  • Chun Seung Eastern Medicine

  • Healthy Life (Updated)

  • Martial Arts Education (Updated)