Maan Mut Ji Do 萬物之道 is a Chinese martial art and way-of-life that has been handed down successive generations since the Warring States period (771-476 BCE) in Ancient China. The art was originally favoured by ancient assassins for its simplicity and flexibility. The living tradition of the art was transferred to Les and Noelle Conn from Master Kwan Yuen Cheong 關潤昌 across their 20 year formal apprenticeship.
The name of Maan Mut Ji Do 萬物之道 is the Cantonese expression for “Way of Ten Thousand Things”. The “Ten Thousand Things” refers to the philosophical concept of all living things found in nature. Contained within the name, is a hidden concept for the student of the martial art to discover on their journey.
The key principle of the Art is to use anything we have at hand as a weapon. In ancient times that could mean a blade, a spear, or even a hair pin. In today’s terms it might translate into a machete, a screwdriver, or a pencil.