Hwa Rang Do

Hwa Rang Do® Demo by Grandmaster Taejoon Lee - 7th WMAE 2006

In order to better understand what something is today, we must understand it's roots, it's foundation. And, in so doing, we create greater meaning and purpose in the actions we take today. Thus, by acting purposefully, mindfully today, we sow and preserve our essence, our value, our truth.

In this video Grandmaster Taejoon Lee demonstrates some Hwa Rang Do Self Defense Techniques at the 7th World Martial Arts Expo 2006, Carson, CA.

We hope you enjoy these series of videos as we share our past with you with hopes of better understanding.


Grandmaster Taejoon Lee, the eldest son of the Founder of Hwa Rang Do® (The Way of the Flowering Knights) Dr. Joo Bang Lee and Hwa Rang Do's heir, offers free lessons and historical footages into the world in the hopes that it may add more clarity and better understanding of the martial arts and Hwa Rang Do®.

He does not strive to make better martial artists, but rather better human beings. Hence, this is a path to Knighthood - to serve, protect and honor humanity.

Hwa Rang Do®:
A Legacy of Loyalty
Relentlessly Seeking Truth
Empowering Lives
Serving Humanity

His mission is to empower the world one person at a time through the strict discipline of Hwa Rang Do training, which epitomizes the ideal to maximize the human potential. Being an Umyangian as he defines himself, he believes in the existence of dialectic opposing forces in all things and the truth lies in harmony, cooperation, and ascension to collectively enhance our consciousness, elevating humanity into the next step of our human evolution - Not survival of the fittest, but survival through cooperation.

His belief is summarized in his quote, The key to the universe lies dormant within the self, waiting to awaken through self-discovery!

His aim is to reach as many people as possible to help them overcome the struggles of life by taking control of their lives through cultivating the self: physically, mentally, emotionally and ultimately spiritually, so that one may break free from the most destructive force that enslaves us, FEAR! So that, ultimately we can truly respect and honor God.

Best of Hwa Rang Do® Joint Manipulation - Takedowns/Counters/Submissions

Grandmaster Taejoon Lee teaches a seminar on Hwa Rang Do®'s dynamic multifaceted discipline of Joint Manipulation - Takedowns/Counters/Submissions at the WHRDA Annual Summer Seminars in Los Angeles 2007.

Hwa Rang Do vs. MMA

World Hwa Rang Do Championships 2017 Genoa, Italy - Inspirational

The World Hwa Rang Do Association is proud to present the World Premiere of our video of our Annual Championships held this year in Genoa, Italy produced by Sorrentipity Productions.

It is truly an inspirational video which captures the true emotions and spirit of our beloved family and our art.

We hope you enjoy.

With love and peace, Hwarang forever and God bless!

Korean Martial Arts: Hwa Rang Do Grandmaster Taejoon Lee Demonstrates a Leg-Grab Counter

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Grandmaster Taejoon Lee, son of Dr. Joo Bang Lee, demonstrates an impressive leg-grab counter/takedown and submission in this exclusive video from the Black Belt magazine video vaults.

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HWA RANG DO. "Extreme Takedowns Vol.1". Henry Taejoon Lee,

With the second DVD, Grandmaster Lee demonstrates and instructs on the extensive Hwa Rang Do® curriculum of Joint Manipulation. In Hwa Rang Do®, we address all stages of fighting. It's broken down into three different stages: (1) Stage One - from distance, standing up, where you unitize striking, (2) Stage Two - in-close standing up, where one can use the elbows, knees, pressure points, joint-locks, throws, and takedowns, (3) Stage Three - on the ground, where submissions and restraints are used to control or finish the opponent. However, unique to Hwa Rang Do®, we have a fourth stage before Stage Three. It's what we call Quick Lock on the One Knee Position (OKP). In this series we will address the OKP for a Quick Lock and finish to full submissions.
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Hwa Rang Do Grandmaster Taejoon Lee: Korean Martial Arts Photo Shoot at Black Belt Magazine

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Go behind the scenes at Black Belt magazine as hwa rang do grandmaster Taejoon Lee demonstrates his awesome Korean martial arts skills during a cover shoot for the August/September 2014 issue!

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"The Front Kick" with Grandmaster Taejoon Lee

This is a preview of Hwa Rang Do® Grandmaster Taejoon Lee teaching the finer details of The Front Kick.

This is from a live online video streaming class, Mastermind, which is broadcasted twice per week. It airs every Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:18pm PST on

In these exclusive sessions with Grandmaster Taejoon Lee, he breaks down the techniques from all facets of martial training into step-by-step instruction, which is easy to understand to all practitioners beginners to advanced.

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Hwa Rang Do® World Championships 2017 Promo

World Hwa Rang Do® Association Annual Black Sash Conference / Seminars / Championships 2017 held this year in the beautiful city of Genoa, Italy.

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Yongtoogi: Hwa Rang Do®'s New Standup Fighting Sport

This past August/September, on the cover of Black Belt Magazine and featured article, Hwa Rang Do®’s Grandmaster Taejoon Lee spoke publicly for the first time about it’s unique 2-day martial arts decathlon, which is their World Championships!

For the past 50 years, no martial arts venue, tournament or sport has been able to capture the full breath of what was possible with a martial arts curriculum consisting of over 4,000 techniques. So over the past 20 years, Hwa Rang Do®, sought out to create its own!

Since 2010, Hwa Rang Do®’s World Championships has consisted of 10 separate tournaments in the categories of forms, weapon forms, point fighting, grappling and various categories in sword fighting and stick fighting.

Each year, the champion was crowned based on their overall performance in ALL tournament categories, not only testing their skill, but their endurance and spirit as well.

The final piece to this already grueling 2-days of competition was added this past year, with the advent of a NEW Fighting Sport, Yongtoogi, which consist of submission fighting rules designed to condition fighters to master Hwa Rang Do’s self-defense formula of defend, takedown and quick submit.

Emphasis being on the “quick submit” part, as fighters only have 5 seconds to execute a submission, after a takedown is completed, before they are stood up and continue the match on their feet.

For the first time, we’d like to share with you the HIGHLIGHTS from this past summer’s World Championships for Yongtoogi! Enjoy!

The Beauty of HWA RANG DO

A sample of the beauty of the Hwa Rang Do forms, done by the seaside.

Hwarang Yong Hyung

This is part of a project I did, “46 @ 46”. To celebrate my 46th birthday, I filmed myself doing 46 forms while visiting Summit County, Colorado. The videos include open hand, weapons and Taiji forms. Austin is a sea level, so doing my forms at over 9,000 feet was a tremendous challenge!

I learned this Hwarangdo form from Kwan Jang Nim Ken Corona. This is the last color belt form taught in Hwarangdo and was one of the last forms I shot as part of this project. Exhausted and battered at this point, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out (though that up-kick at the end could use some snap).

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Grandmaster Taejoon Lee Action Reel - Hwa Rang Do®

This is a montage of Hwa Rang Do®'s own Chief Master Taejoon Lee in action. Included are clips of his upcoming movie K-Town, demonstration of ki, Fighting Styles' takedowns, sword demonstration, aerial kicks, and much more.

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*NOTE: HWA RANG DO and TAE SOO DO are registered trademarks held by the Founder Dr. Joo Bang Lee and are licensed and controlled by the one and only governing organization, the World Hwa Rang Do® Association.

What is Hwa Rang Do®? - Grandmaster Taejoon Lee European Tour, Luxembourg Q&A

During the summer of 2016, Hwa Rang Do® Grandmaster Taejoon Lee traveled for close to three months throughout Europe to enrich, edify the existing instructors and members as well as to further develop and spread Hwa Rang Do / Tae Soo Do throughout Europe.

He started his venture in Tuscany, Italy with our Annual World Championships / Conference / Seminars. Then he traveled to all the schools in Pisa, Genova, Rome, then to Luxembourg. This recording is from the Q&A session during the modest seminar in the beautiful and historical city of Luxembourg in Luxembourg. From there, Kuksanim traveled to the Netherlands, finishing his tour in Knaresborough.

We hope you enjoy this insight into the foundation of our beautiful yet complex Art of Hwa Rang Do® as Grandmaster Taejoon Lee addresses the issues and complexities of living as a Hwarang in the Modern Information Age as we aspire to seek the Truth to come closer to God though deep understanding of the self and the world we live in.

How To Do a Wheel Kick / Spin Kick - CyberDojang.com: Hwa Rang Do®

In this preview, Grandmaster Lee explores the fundamentals of executing a Hwa Rang Do® Signature kick, The Spin Kick, also known as wheel kicks, and the countless variations available.

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El sistema Hwa Rang Do Sulsa, es uno de los estilos más integrales y efectivos dentro de las Artes Marciales: recoge la fuerza y elegancia de los antiguos guerreros coreanos, y entrega la contundencia y la eficacia para adaptarse a situaciones reales de combate.
El arte incluye el dominio de técnicas de patadas, golpes de puño, combate, lucha de piso, barridos, proyecciones, manipulación de articulaciones, uso de puntos de presión, relajación en movimiento y armas.
El siguiente material es una recopilación de las diversas modalidades que contemplan nuestro arte, ya sea en entrenamiento como en ejecución.
Este material fue realizado y editado por el Kinesiólogo e Instructor Jokionim Darwin Reiher.

Taejoon Lee: Hwa Rang Do Sword Fighting Demo

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From July 30 to August 7, 2010, the World Hwa Rang Do Association held its 50th-anniversary celebration in Los Angeles. It included black-sash testing; a tournament that attracted practitioners from as far away as Italy; and lectures by Dr. Joo Bang Lee, the art's founder, and Taejoon Lee, the art's grandmaster. For many, the highlight of the 10-day event was Saturday's banquet, which featured a demonstration of hwa rang do grappling and sword fighting, speeches by Joo Bang Lee and Taejoon Lee, and the screening of a broadcast-quality hwa rang do documentary. In this exclusive video shot at the banquet, Grandmaster Taejoon Lee and several of his students demonstrate hwa rang do sword fighting.

"Unknown Powers" of Hwa Rang Do® - Founder dr. Joo Bang Lee

If you Don't Mind, it Doesn't Matter!

In this clip of, Unknown Powers, a documentary feature, hosted by Jack Palance, produced by Alan Lansburg (creator of the TV show That's Incredible), features Hwa Rang Do® Founder Dr. Joo Bang Lee and his brother Grandmaster Joo Sang Lee performing incredible feats of Ki Power.

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*NOTE: HWA RANG DO and TAE SOO DO are registered trademarks held by the Founder Dr. Joo Bang Lee and are licensed and controlled by the one and only governing organization, the World Hwa Rang Do Association.