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Choong 충 – Loyalty Part 4

Choong 충 - Loyalty “The True Meaning of Martial Art” Part 4 Published in Budo International February 2019 Issue By: Grandmaster Taejoon Lee Furthermore, it is important to notice that Lady Jiso did not just say no, but rather stated the “Law” (Confucian Law) of the...
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Choong 충 – Loyalty Part 3

Choong 충 - Loyalty “The True Meaning of Martial Art” Part 3 Published in Budo International January 2019 Issue By: Grandmaster Taejoon Lee Instinctively, at the core of men, they are ready to die; they are just looking for an excuse to sacrifice their lives. However,...
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Choong 충 – Loyalty Part 2

Choong 충 - Loyalty “The True Meaning of Martial Art” Part 2 Published in Budo International November 2018 Issue By: Grandmaster Taejoon Lee   Continued: Part 2 – Morals & Implications In order to derive meaning, we must always look deeper into the foundation...
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Choong 충 – Loyalty Part 1

Choong 충 - Loyalty “The True Meaning of Martial Art” Published in Budo International November 2018 Issue By: Grandmaster Taejoon Lee Part 1 – The Story In 660, during the Three Kingdoms Period in Korean History, the kingdom of Baekje on the western border fell to the...
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Hwa Rang Do®

Summer Training (Training on the Road)

Summer Training (Training on the Road) Published in Budo International August 2019 Issue By Grandmaster Taejoon Lee The summer is upon us and many people will be on the road vacationing as well as many of the European martial art clubs will closing for the summer,...
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Introduction to Hwa Rang Do®’s Joint Manipulation with Tae Soo Do® Hoshinsul (Part 2)

lntroduction to Hwa Rang Do®’s Joint Manipulation with Tae Soo Do® Hoshinsul (Part 2) Published in Budo International June 2019 Issue By Grandmaster Taejoon Lee Knowing Your Primary Weapon – The Hand: The hand is your primary weapon and in order to use it to it...
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Introduction to Hwa Rang Do®’s Joint Manipulation with Tae Soo Do® Hoshinsul (Part 1)

lntroduction to Hwa Rang Do®’s Joint Manipulation with Tae Soo Do® Hoshinsul (Part 1) Published in Budo International June 2019 Issue By Grandmaster Taejoon Lee Watch Video of the Instructional Video Series on Youtube:  Introduction: Hwa Rang Do® is a very...
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A Week in the Life of Hwa Rang Do Club Luxembourg P3

A Week in the Life of Hwa Rang Do Club Luxembourg (Part 3) Published in Budo International May 2019 Issue Starting with Gibon Kownbop: Gibon Kwonbops are performed in the beginning during the First & Second Classes of the week. This is also an illustration from a...
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A Week in the Life of Hwa Rang Do Club Luxembourg P2

A Week in the Life of Hwa Rang Do Club Luxembourg (Part 2) Published in Budo International April 2019 Issue First Core Class of the Week Curriculum: Gibon Kwonbop – Basic Striking Combinations: There are set number of Gibon Kwonbops in both Tae Soo Do and Hwa Rang Do....
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A Week in the Life of Hwa Rang Do Club Luxembourg P1

A Week in the Life of Hwa Rang Do Club Luxembourg (Part 1) Published in Budo International March 2019 Issue In the center of Europe in a small nation that’s no bigger than one large city with a population of only half a million that has survived through the ages and...
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Choong 충 – Loyalty Part 4

Choong 충 - Loyalty “The True Meaning of Martial Art” Part 4 Published in Budo International February 2019 Issue By: Grandmaster Taejoon Lee Furthermore, it is important to notice that Lady Jiso did not just say no, but rather stated the “Law” (Confucian Law) of the...
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Choong 충 – Loyalty Part 3

Choong 충 - Loyalty “The True Meaning of Martial Art” Part 3 Published in Budo International January 2019 Issue By: Grandmaster Taejoon Lee Instinctively, at the core of men, they are ready to die; they are just looking for an excuse to sacrifice their lives. However,...
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Choong 충 – Loyalty Part 2

Choong 충 - Loyalty “The True Meaning of Martial Art” Part 2 Published in Budo International November 2018 Issue By: Grandmaster Taejoon Lee   Continued: Part 2 – Morals & Implications In order to derive meaning, we must always look deeper into the foundation...
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Choong 충 – Loyalty Part 1

Choong 충 - Loyalty “The True Meaning of Martial Art” Published in Budo International November 2018 Issue By: Grandmaster Taejoon Lee Part 1 – The Story In 660, during the Three Kingdoms Period in Korean History, the kingdom of Baekje on the western border fell to the...
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Hwarang’s Journey

Choong 충 – Loyalty Part 4

Choong 충 - Loyalty “The True Meaning of Martial Art” Part 4 Published in Budo International February 2019 Issue By: Grandmaster Taejoon Lee Furthermore, it is important to notice that Lady Jiso did not just say no, but rather stated the “Law” (Confucian Law) of the...
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Choong 충 – Loyalty Part 3

Choong 충 - Loyalty “The True Meaning of Martial Art” Part 3 Published in Budo International January 2019 Issue By: Grandmaster Taejoon Lee Instinctively, at the core of men, they are ready to die; they are just looking for an excuse to sacrifice their lives. However,...
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Choong 충 – Loyalty Part 2

Choong 충 - Loyalty “The True Meaning of Martial Art” Part 2 Published in Budo International November 2018 Issue By: Grandmaster Taejoon Lee   Continued: Part 2 – Morals & Implications In order to derive meaning, we must always look deeper into the foundation...
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Choong 충 – Loyalty Part 1

Choong 충 - Loyalty “The True Meaning of Martial Art” Published in Budo International November 2018 Issue By: Grandmaster Taejoon Lee Part 1 – The Story In 660, during the Three Kingdoms Period in Korean History, the kingdom of Baekje on the western border fell to the...
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Grandmaster Taejoon Lee’s Interview by Budo International Part 5 (How did you come to be in Luxembourg?)

How did you come to be in Luxembourg? As my father had introduced Hwa Rang Do to the United States, I have introduced Hwa Rang Do to Europe, first in the mid 1980s in Germany. However, my disciple from Italy, Chief Instructor Marco Mattiucci was most successful in...
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Grandmaster Taejoon Lee’s Interview by Budo International Part 3&4 (Different aspects of Hwa Rang Do®)

Can you please tell me about the different aspects of Hwa Rang Do®? Hwa Rang Do is fundamentally divided into Four Divisions of study. Nae Gong (Internal Powers) – Development of Ki power, internal energy through both passive and active Ki power development exercises....
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Grandmaster Taejoon Lee’s Interview by Budo International Part 2 (Carrying the legacy as the heir to the art)

You are the son of the Founder of Hwa Rang Do® and will carry the legacy as the heir to the art.  That is a big burden to carry. What significance does this hold for you and how do you feel about the immense responsibility? To most, the idea of inheriting a legacy...
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Grandmaster Taejoon Lee’s Interview by Budo International Part 1 (Introduction)

Grandmaster Taejoon Lee's Interview by Budo International Part 1 What is Hwa Rang Do®? Hwa Rang Do is a traditional Korean Martial and Healing art that dates back to the Three Kingdoms Period in Korean History when the Ancient Hwarang warriors of the Silla Kingdom...
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Magazine Articles

Budo International Articles

A Tribute: Budo International 30th Anniversary

A Tribute: Budo International 30th Anniversary “Life is light as a feather, Loyalty is heavy as a mountain” Published in Budo International September 2019 Issue By Grandmaster Taejoon Lee The Founder of Hwa Rang Do® Supreme Grandmaster Dr. Joo Bang Lee, all the...
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Summer Training (Training on the Road)

Summer Training (Training on the Road) Published in Budo International August 2019 Issue By Grandmaster Taejoon Lee The summer is upon us and many people will be on the road vacationing as well as many of the European martial art clubs will closing for the summer,...
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Introduction to Hwa Rang Do®’s Joint Manipulation with Tae Soo Do® Hoshinsul (Part 2)

lntroduction to Hwa Rang Do®’s Joint Manipulation with Tae Soo Do® Hoshinsul (Part 2) Published in Budo International June 2019 Issue By Grandmaster Taejoon Lee Knowing Your Primary Weapon – The Hand: The hand is your primary weapon and in order to use it to it...
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Introduction to Hwa Rang Do®’s Joint Manipulation with Tae Soo Do® Hoshinsul (Part 1)

lntroduction to Hwa Rang Do®’s Joint Manipulation with Tae Soo Do® Hoshinsul (Part 1) Published in Budo International June 2019 Issue By Grandmaster Taejoon Lee Watch Video of the Instructional Video Series on Youtube:  Introduction: Hwa Rang Do® is a very...
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A Week in the Life of Hwa Rang Do Club Luxembourg P3

A Week in the Life of Hwa Rang Do Club Luxembourg (Part 3) Published in Budo International May 2019 Issue Starting with Gibon Kownbop: Gibon Kwonbops are performed in the beginning during the First & Second Classes of the week. This is also an illustration from a...
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A Week in the Life of Hwa Rang Do Club Luxembourg P2

A Week in the Life of Hwa Rang Do Club Luxembourg (Part 2) Published in Budo International April 2019 Issue First Core Class of the Week Curriculum: Gibon Kwonbop – Basic Striking Combinations: There are set number of Gibon Kwonbops in both Tae Soo Do and Hwa Rang Do....
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A Week in the Life of Hwa Rang Do Club Luxembourg P1

A Week in the Life of Hwa Rang Do Club Luxembourg (Part 1) Published in Budo International March 2019 Issue In the center of Europe in a small nation that’s no bigger than one large city with a population of only half a million that has survived through the ages and...
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Choong 충 – Loyalty Part 4

Choong 충 - Loyalty “The True Meaning of Martial Art” Part 4 Published in Budo International February 2019 Issue By: Grandmaster Taejoon Lee Furthermore, it is important to notice that Lady Jiso did not just say no, but rather stated the “Law” (Confucian Law) of the...
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Choong 충 – Loyalty Part 3

Choong 충 - Loyalty “The True Meaning of Martial Art” Part 3 Published in Budo International January 2019 Issue By: Grandmaster Taejoon Lee Instinctively, at the core of men, they are ready to die; they are just looking for an excuse to sacrifice their lives. However,...
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Choong 충 – Loyalty Part 2

Choong 충 - Loyalty “The True Meaning of Martial Art” Part 2 Published in Budo International November 2018 Issue By: Grandmaster Taejoon Lee   Continued: Part 2 – Morals & Implications In order to derive meaning, we must always look deeper into the foundation...
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World Hwa Rang Do® Association Annual Events

The World Hwa Rang Do® Association Annual Event 2019 (Part 3) – Black Sash Conference & Seminars

The World Hwa Rang Do® Association Annual Event 2019 (Part 3) – Black Sash Conference & Seminars Published in Budo International December 2019 Issue By: Marco Mattiucci Photos By: Claire Davey After already a long three-days of events, the Black Sashes, serious...
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The World Hwa Rang Do® Association Annual Event 2019 (Part 2) – World Championships

The World Hwa Rang Do® Association Annual Event 2019 (Part 1) Published in Budo International November 2019 Issue By: Marco Mattiucci Photos By: Claire Davey The World Hwa Rang Do® Association (WHRDA) Hwa Rang Do® / Tae Soo Do® World Championships are held each year...
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The World Hwa Rang Do® Association Annual Event 2019 (Part 1)

The World Hwa Rang Do® Association Annual Event 2019 (Part 1) Published in Budo International October 2019 Issue By: Marco Mattiucci Photos By: Claire Davey This year the World Hwa Rang Do® Association Annual Events, which includes Open Summer Seminars (open to the...
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WHRDA Annual Events 2018 – Luxembourg Part 2

WHRDA Annual Events 2018 - Luxembourg Part 2 Published in Budo International October 2018 Issue By: Marco Mattiucci PDF: budo-2018-10oct1-whrda-annualevent2018-p2...
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WHRDA Annual Events 2018 – Luxembourg Part 1

WHRDA Annual Events 2018 - Luxembourg Part 1 Published in Budo International September 2018 Issue By: Marco Mattiucci PDF: budo-2018-9sep1-whrda-annualevent2018-p1...
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