Hwa Rang Do - Korean Martial Arts Style

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Hwa Rang Do - Korean Martial Arts Style

Hwa Rang Do is a Korean martial arts that includes sparring, self-defense, weapons training and grappling.

Curriculum of Hwa Rang Do & Tae Soo Do

According to the Hwa Rang Do World Headquarters, the basic curriculum of this martial arts consists of the following areas:

  • Linear and Circular Kicking
  • Linear and Circular Blocks and Hand Strikes
  • Combinations: Kickboxing
  • Practical Self-defense Techniques
  • Basic Joint Manipulation
  • Basic Take-downs and Throws
  • Basic Ground Fighting and Choking
  • Weaponry: Ssang Jyel Bong (Nunchucks), Jang Bong (Long Staff) and Jang Gum (Sword)
  • Beginner to Advanced Forms: Weapon and Open Hand
  • Sparring
  • Basic Acrobatics and Falling Techniques
  • Stretching and Agility Drills

History of Hwa Rang Do

According to the Hwa Rang Do World Headquarters, the "tradition of the Hwarang combat skills have been passed continuously for 58 generations. These skills began in the ancient Korean kingdom of Silla some 2,000 years ago, where they were used to unify the Korean peninsula for the first time. But as time moved on, these skills were passed secretly (1392-1960) from master to disciple in the mountains of Korea. In 1942, the monk Suahm Sunsa (aka Suahm Dosa) began teaching two brothers these skills. Dr. Joo Bang Lee and Joo Sang Lee were Suahm Dosa’s only students in the world and the monk passed on the concepts, techniques, and lineage of this combative system to them. In 1960, Dr. Joo Bang Lee brought this combat system to the public when he founded the new martial art identity Hwa Rang Do®. The Hwarang combat skills that Suahm Dosa taught were called Um Yang Kwon which means "soft and hard combined." This set of combat skills are based on the principles of Um and Yang. It combines both hard and linear movement with soft and circular movement to create one of the most comprehensive combative systems in existence."

Demonstration Video for Hwa Rang Do

References

  1. Hwa Rang Do World Headquarters, Principles of the Art, http://hwarangdo.com/philosophy/principles-of-the-art/, Added - 05/16/14



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