Not much is known about the Shinmujengpe. It is a contest of upcoming martial artists in which they fight for seats in nine different arts. Its seat refers to a single technique and each seat traditionally belongs to a certain School or Clan.
Each seat is not necessarily attained only by a student of the school to which the seat traditionally belongs. It is possible for a single person to attain more than one with the ultimate level of one person attaining all seats. By tradition the position of Nine Arts Dragon, holder of all seats, should never be attained by a single person. However, attaining is not forbidden by tradition either like in Kang-Sung's case who attained three arts and the title of Three Arts Dragon.
Years ago Heavenly Way School hosted the Shinmujengpe which number of Murim chose to fight in for different clans and schools namely Mun-Gi Ma, Kang-Sung, and Chun-Woo Han. To maintain the order of the Murim and to avoid the appearance of a Nine Arts Dragon the masters set an unwritten rule. That the position of Nine Arts Dragon should never be attained by a single person. However, during the last Shinmujengpe, Chun-Woo Han conquered all nine seats of power earning the title and bringing chaos in the Murim world by declaring that he will change the whole Murim. Since then there is no reference to another Championship being held.
After Shinmujengpe was done, Chun-Woo Han asked for his master to be released for his self-solitude. The Former Alliance Chief ordered everyone not to talk about what happened that day and the death of Chun-Woo Han.
Known Seats of PowerEdit
- Dragon Becoming Fist: This seat refers to the Dragon Claw Punch technique, traditionally belonging to the Iron Fist School.
- Dragon Becoming Leg: This seat refers to the Rising Sage Leg technique, traditionally belonging to the North Star School.
- Dragon Becoming Staff: This seat refers to the Dragon Staff Strike technique, traditionally belonging to the Hogi Clan.
- Dragon Becoming Step:
- Dragon Becoming Ki:
- Dragon Becoming Stealth:
Known Seat HoldersEdit
Single Seat HoldersEdit
- Dang Woon-Ha: Dragon Becoming Step.
- Cha Gi-joon: Dragon Becoming Ki.
- Min Yun-gi: Dragon Becoming Stealth:
- Dueng Un Do: Dragon Becoming Staff:
- Sang-Hoon Lee: Dragon Becoming Fist:
Two or More Seat HoldersEdit
- Kang-Sung: Three Arts Dragon (Sammoonryong). The title states that the holder has conquered three seats of the nine arts of the dragon.
- Chun-Woo Han: Is the pinnacle of the Nine Arts of the Dragon. The title states that the holder has conquered all nine arts of the dragon.