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.
Hwa Rang Do® is the most comprehensive system of self-defense and combative techniques in the World. This system has been developed in accordance to the ancient principles of Um-Yang, which emphasizes balance in life and harmony with others and nature.
Tae Soo Do® is the Undergraduate Program for beginner Martial Artists. It is designed to help understand the fundamentals, basic mechanics, and philosophies inherent in the practice of martial arts. It is also considered the sport version of Hwa Rang Do®.