A Legacy of Loyalty

Almost 2000 years of existence devoting our lives in the name of King, Country and Humanity

Relentlessly Seeking Truth

Our lifelong conviction leads us to search, understand and embrace the wisdom that lies within ourselves and in the Ultimate

Empowering Lives

Expanding our limits and believing in our true potential is the key to living a meaningful, fulfilling life

Serving Humanity

We better ourselves with the final goal of inspiring others, empowering the world one person at a time



In order to realize our mission, we live our lives following a noble code of ethics that have been transmitted since the time of the Hwarang Knights, almost 2000 years ago:

사군이충  SA GUN E CHOONG – Loyalty to one’s King and Country

사친이효 – SA CHIN E HYO – Loyalty to one’s parents and teachers

교우이신 –  KYO WOO E SHIN – Trust and brotherhood among friends

임전무퇴 – IM JEON MU TWAE – Courage never to retreat in the face of the enemy

살생유택 –  SAL SENG YOO TAEK – Justice never to take a life without a cause

In addition, the Founder of Hwa Rang Do®, Dr. Joo Bang Lee, added the following nine doctrines that are now part of our code:

​Hwa Rang Do® Kyo Hoon 교훈 (Nine Virtues  of Hwa Rang Do )

 – IN – Humanity

 – UEI – Justice

 – YAE – Courtesy

 – JI – Wisdom

 – SHIN – Trust

 – SUN – Goodness

 – DUK – Virtue

 – CHOONG – Loyalty

 – YONG – Courage



Hwa Rang Do® is a balance of both soft/circular and hard/linear movements divided in 4 divisions:

Nae Gong 내공
Development of Internal Energy, Ki Power, through meditation and breathing exercises.

Wae Gong 외공

Development of External Powers for the achievement of complete physical control. It includes:
4,000 self-defense techniques

365 kicking combination, both hard/linear and soft/circular

Shin Gong 신공

Development of Mental Concentration and Alertness through disciplined regiment, enhancing better focus and the study of martial philosophy in order to apply its principles to everyday life.

Mu Gi Gong 무기공 

Development of control and of mastery of External Objects.

In Hwa Rang Do® curriculum are included 108 different weapons.



Tae Soo Do® is the undergraduate program for beginner Martial Artists. It is designed by the Founder, Dr. Joo Bang Lee, to help understand the fundamentals, basic mechanics and philosophies of the practice. Tae Soo Do® is also considered the sport version of Hwa Rang Do®.


The Curriculum

  • Linear and Circular Kicking

  • Linear and Circular Blocks and Hand Strikes

  • Combinations: Kick-Boxing

  • Sparring: Light to Medium Contact

  • Basic Take-Downs and Throws

  • Basic Ground Fighting and Choking

  • Basic Joint Manipulation

  • Practical Self-Defense Techniques

  • Weaponry: Ssang Jyel Bong, Jang Bong, Juk Do, Jang Gum

  • Weapon and Open Hand Forms

  • Basic Acrobatics and Falling Techniques

  • Stretching and Agility Drills


The Stages of Growth

Tae Soo Do® can be compared to a High School Education, while Hwa Rang Do® to the following College studies.

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