Martial Arts is not to teach how to prevent a fight (moral), or how to learn the techniques of stopping a fight (self-defense).. It is a rather to learn the truth, to express the truth so learned, and through such enlightenment, not to be involved in an unnecessary fight.
Ho Shin Moo Do is impartiality and independence, neither abundance no absence. It is to follow heaven's truth, and thereby to have a basic direction to follow in the world.
Martial Arts is the Heavens (positive), Ho Shin Moo Do is the earth (negative).
Martial Arts is the father, and Ho Shin Moo Do is the mother.
Heaven and earth create and control the universe; father and mother create and control the family.
Heaven (father) covers everything without prejudice; earth (mother) receives everything without discarding anything.
This path of life is the basis of harmony and truth, which brings about the harmony of Martial Arts and Ho Shin Moo Do.
This is why we call it Ho Shin Moo Do.