Hwarangdo UCLA

This club ran from 1985-1995 and is being reintroduced in 2017. Our main focus is developing personal excellence through traditional martial arts training.

Hwa Rang Do (花郎道) is one of the most comprehensive martial arts programs in existence covering both soft/circular elements as well as hard/linear movements. The curriculum spans a broad range of subjects including: joint manipulation, takedowns (sweeps/throws), grappling/ground fighting, stand-up fighting, and weapons fighting. The UCLA Club focuses primarily on the personal development resulting

Operating as usual

01/13/2022

For our Italian friends:

This is a follow up article from “Parenting is Teaching” concerning the essential element of Discipline to Maximize the potential of children and students. It’s a must read to bettering the world one person at a time in the January Issue of Budo International by Grandmaster Taejoon Lee.

“Punish out of Hatred,
Discipline out of Love”

Please read this Part 2. Hope you enjoy.

Photos by Claire Davey

#hwarang #hwarangdo #taesoodo #martialarts #clairedaveyphotography #parenting #teaching #family #italian #empowerment #children #child #discipline #selfesteem #confidence #taejoonlee #화랑 #화랑도 #이태준

https://issuu.com/budoweb/docs/rivista_arti_marziali_cintura_nera_442_gennaio_/64

01/12/2022

𝑻𝒓𝒚𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒐 𝑪𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒐𝒍 𝑫𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒉 𝒊𝒔 𝑫𝒆𝒍𝒖𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍

01/07/2022

English Version:

This is a follow up article from “Parenting is Teaching” concerning the essential element of Discipline to Maximize the potential of children and students. It’s a must read to bettering the world one person at a time in the January Issue of Budo International by Grandmaster Taejoon Lee.

“Punish out of Hatred,
Discipline out of Love”

Please read this Part 2. Hope you enjoy.

Photos by Claire Davey

#hwarang #hwarangdo #taesoodo #martialarts #clairedaveyphotography #parenting #teaching #family #english #empowerment #children #child #discipline #selfesteem #confidence #taejoonlee #화랑 #화랑도 #이태준

https://issuu.com/budoweb/docs/martial_arts_magazine_budo_international_442_jan/62

01/07/2022

𝑰𝒕 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆𝒔 𝑪𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒂𝒈𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒍𝒆𝒕 𝒅𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝑮𝒖𝒂𝒓𝒅 "𝑳𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒃𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑺𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒅"

01/04/2022

Ultimate Lesson in Martial Art is Humility by Hwa Rang Do Grandmaster Taejoon Lee

12/31/2021

The World Hwa Rang Do Association wishes everyone A Happy New Year!

12/30/2021

Accountability - No One to Blame "Live by the Sword" by Hwa Rang Do Grandmaster Taejoon Lee

12/30/2021

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗛𝘄𝗮 𝗥𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝗼® 𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗱𝗹𝘆 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗛𝘄𝗮 𝗥𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝗼® 𝗢𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗚𝗹𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗹 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘆 (𝗛𝗢𝗚𝗨)

Hwa Rang Do® Online Global University (HOGU) was created to facilitate those who are seriously interested in learning the art, but do not have access to a nearby Dojang (School) as well as for existing Hwa Rang Do® / Tae Soo Do® Students and Instructors to gain additional knowledge and experience directly from the apparent Heir, Grandmaster Taejoon Lee (Kuksanim).

𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝘁𝗮𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗱𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗹𝘆 𝗯𝘆 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗺𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗧𝗮𝗲𝗷𝗼𝗼𝗻 𝗟𝗲𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗽 𝗰𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗮𝗻 𝗲𝘅𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗼 𝗹𝗶𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗮𝘀 𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝗮𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗼𝗻𝗲-𝘁𝗼-𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀.

Click here to learn about all programs and Grandmaster Taejoon Lee's one-to-one private sessions:

➡️ https://hwarangdoglobal.com/

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𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗛𝘄𝗮 𝗥𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝗼® 𝗪𝗲𝗯𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗲: www.hwarangdo.com
(𝑃𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑒 𝑐ℎ𝑒𝑐𝑘 𝑏𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑟𝑒𝑔𝑢𝑙𝑎𝑟𝑙𝑦 𝑎𝑠 𝑖𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑏𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑏𝑢𝑖𝑙𝑡 𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑢𝑝𝑑𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑑)

𝗣𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗛𝗥𝗗𝗔 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲:
https://hwarangdo.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=13

𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗛𝘄𝗮 𝗥𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝗼® 𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗡𝗲𝘄𝘀𝗹𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲:
https://hwarangdo.org/news/newsletters

instagram: hwarangdohq
youtube: https://youtube.com/c/WCHwaRangDo

12/28/2021

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗛𝘄𝗮 𝗥𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝗼® 𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗱𝗹𝘆 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗛𝘄𝗮 𝗥𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝗼® 𝗢𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗚𝗹𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗹 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘆 (𝗛𝗢𝗚𝗨)

Hwa Rang Do® Online Global University (HOGU) was created to facilitate those who are seriously interested in learning the art, but do not have access to a nearby Dojang (School) as well as for existing Hwa Rang Do® / Tae Soo Do® Students and Instructors to gain additional knowledge and experience directly from the apparent Heir, Grandmaster Taejoon Lee (Kuksanim).

𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝘁𝗮𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗱𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗹𝘆 𝗯𝘆 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗺𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗧𝗮𝗲𝗷𝗼𝗼𝗻 𝗟𝗲𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗽 𝗰𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗮𝗻 𝗲𝘅𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗼 𝗹𝗶𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗮𝘀 𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝗮𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗼𝗻𝗲-𝘁𝗼-𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀.

Click here to learn about all programs and Grandmaster Taejoon Lee's one-to-one private sessions:

➡️ https://hwarangdoglobal.com/

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𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗛𝘄𝗮 𝗥𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝗼® 𝗪𝗲𝗯𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗲: www.hwarangdo.com
(𝑃𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑒 𝑐ℎ𝑒𝑐𝑘 𝑏𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑟𝑒𝑔𝑢𝑙𝑎𝑟𝑙𝑦 𝑎𝑠 𝑖𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑏𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑏𝑢𝑖𝑙𝑡 𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑢𝑝𝑑𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑑)

𝗣𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗛𝗥𝗗𝗔 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲:
https://hwarangdo.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=13

𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗛𝘄𝗮 𝗥𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝗼® 𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗡𝗲𝘄𝘀𝗹𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲:
https://hwarangdo.org/news/newsletters

instagram: hwarangdohq
youtube: https://youtube.com/c/WCHwaRangDo

12/26/2021

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗛𝘄𝗮 𝗥𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝗼® 𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝘅𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗠𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗛𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗳𝗮𝗺𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀.

𝗧𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝘄𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗞𝗶𝗺 𝗪𝗼𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗹, 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗛𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗞𝗶𝗺 𝗬𝘂-𝗦𝗵𝗶𝗻.

This is a heroic tragedy, mythical in nature yet a true Hwarang story of the second son of General Yushin Kim, Wonsul Kim. He was an accomplished Hwarang Warrior who also became a general like his father. After the successful unification of the Three Kingdoms under the Silla banner, now Unified Silla, the Tang Empire betrayed the Silla Kingdom, aiming to conquer what General Yushin Kim worked his entire life to achieve, aiming to subjugate the Silla Kingdom as a territory under the Tang Empire.

General Wonsul was near Baeksu Castle in August of the year 672, fighting the Tang Army. The Hwarang Warriors of Silla seemed to have been winning the battle in the beginning and anticipating an imminent victory, the generals decided to disperse the regiment. The Tangs (Chinese) decided to take advantage and attacked with full force. The Silla Army took heavy casualties with countless soldiers killed as well as several of the other Hwarang Generals.

Realizing defeat was unavoidable, Wonsul prepared to die by charging into the enemy lines. His executive officer, Tamnung, held him back and said, "It is not difficult for a heroic man to die, but it is difficult to choose the proper time. It is better to make plans in life for future success than to die without having any victory."

Wonsul answered, "A Hwarang cannot retreat in battle and die as a coward. Besides, I would be too ashamed to face my father."

Wonsul whipped his horse to make a dash for the frontlines, but Tamnung seized the reins of his horse and did not let him go despite Wonsul’s resistance. As a result, Wonsul did not die at the battle and reluctantly, set off with the Supreme Commander to return to Gyeongju, the Capital City of the Silla Kingdom to face his father and the king. However, they were in hot pursuit by the Tang Army, who were gaining on them. The Chief Inspector, Taegam, stepped up and said to the Supreme Commander, “Strengthen yourselves and depart quickly. I am already 70 years old. How much longer can I live? Today will be the day of my death.” Then, he charged fearlessly into the enemy ranks, swinging his halberd, taking out many of the Tang soldiers, but outnumbered he was eventually killed. Seeing this, his son also charged and fell to his death.

Taegam’s sacrifice was not in vain as it gave the Supreme Commander, Wonsul and the troops the critical time needed to escape to safety. By taking hidden routes, they were successful in returning back home to the Capital, Gyeongju. When the great King Munmu heard what had happened, he asked his General Yushin Kim, who was also a good friend and confidant to the king, “Why is it that our army has suffered such a devastating defeat?”

General Kim answered, “The plans of the Tang (Chinese) are inscrutably devious. We should send troops to watch over strategic positions. Wonsul, however, has not only dishonored the charge of Your Majesty, but also neglected the instructions, which were given to him at home. He should be beheaded."

The Great King said, "In this campaign he was only the Adjutant General, Wonsul, cannot alone be punished so severely and if I were to behead him, then all the other commanders must be beheaded," and thus the King pardoned him.

Read the full article about Choong 충 - Loyalty “The True Meaning of Martial Art” and General Kim Wonsul's Story here:
https://taejoonlee.com/tag/wonsul/

𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗛𝘄𝗮 𝗥𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝗼® 𝗪𝗲𝗯𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗲: www.hwarangdo.com
(𝑃𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑒 𝑐ℎ𝑒𝑐𝑘 𝑏𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑟𝑒𝑔𝑢𝑙𝑎𝑟𝑙𝑦 𝑎𝑠 𝑖𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑏𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑏𝑢𝑖𝑙𝑡 𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑢𝑝𝑑𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑑)

𝗣𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗛𝗥𝗗𝗔 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲:
https://hwarangdo.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=13

𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗛𝘄𝗮 𝗥𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝗼® 𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗡𝗲𝘄𝘀𝗹𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲:
https://hwarangdo.org/news/newsletters

instagram: hwarangdohq
youtube: https://youtube.com/c/WCHwaRangDo

Photos from World Hwa Rang Do Association's post 12/24/2021

Photos from World Hwa Rang Do Association's post

12/18/2021

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗛𝘄𝗮 𝗥𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝗼® 𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝘅𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗠𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗛𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗳𝗮𝗺𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀.

𝗧𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝘄𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗞𝗶𝗺 𝗬𝗼𝗼 𝗦𝗵𝗶𝗻 김유신.

He is the most famous of all the Hwarang Knights. At the time in which Korea was divided into Three Kingdoms, Koguryo, Paekche, and Silla, General Kim led the unification wars and united the country for the first time in Korean history.

... Kim Yusin was 15 when he became a Hwarang and 18 when he became Master of the sword and a Kuksón. By the time of his death he was one of the most powerful men in Korea and
was buried like a king.
He was born in 595, and became the leader of a Hwarang group called Yonghwa-Hyangdo "Band of the Dragon Flower Tree"...

...In an early battle against Koguryó (629AD), Kim Yusin was fighting under his father, Sóhyún, who was the leader of the army. Silla was fighting to conquer Nangbi Castle but
at the battle the troops suffered one defeat after another. The numerous deaths caused a breakdown in the spirit to the point that none would fight on. Kim Yusin, who at this time
were commander for a medium sized garrison, went before his father and as he took of his helmet he said:
"They’ve defeated us. But throughout my life I have guided by loyalty and filial piety. In the face of battle one must be courageous. Now, I have heard that if you shake a
coat by its collar, the fur will hang straight. And that, if you lift up the headrope, the whole fishing net will open and it can be thrown far and wide. Let me become the collar
and the border ropes."

Then he jumped to his horse, drew his sword and leapt over a trench and fought his way into the enemy’s ranks where he beheaded the general. He came back holding the head up high ans as the Silla troops saw this they struck out in attack to take advantage of his victory. The number of cut-off heads were more than five thousand and more than a thousand
men were taken alive. Everybody in the besieged city, too frightened to resits, came out in surrender.

Read more about General Kim Yoo Shin here:
http://hwarangdo.com/hrd-history/ancient-hwarang/26-chinpyong-wang-579-632/#yusin

𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗛𝘄𝗮 𝗥𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝗼® 𝗪𝗲𝗯𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗲: www.hwarangdo.com
(𝑃𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑒 𝑐ℎ𝑒𝑐𝑘 𝑏𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑟𝑒𝑔𝑢𝑙𝑎𝑟𝑙𝑦 𝑎𝑠 𝑖𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑏𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑏𝑢𝑖𝑙𝑡 𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑢𝑝𝑑𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑑)

𝗣𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗛𝗥𝗗𝗔 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲:
https://hwarangdo.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=13

𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗛𝘄𝗮 𝗥𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝗼® 𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗡𝗲𝘄𝘀𝗹𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲:
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Ep2 - Foundation & Value of Discipline out of Love 12/17/2021

Ep2 - Foundation & Value of Discipline out of Love

Ep2 - Foundation & Value of Discipline out of Love Live by the Sword" - Podcast by Hwa Rang Do® Grandmaster Taejoon Lee with Ferny Ceballos"A Sharp Blade dulls quicklyA Dull Blade is uselessSharpening the Bla...

12/17/2021

Grandmaster Taejoon Lee demonstrating sword fighting techniques utilizing also the sheath as a weapon in the December 2nd issue of Budo International.

Photos by: Claire Davey

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What it means to Live By the Sword and its Value 12/16/2021

What it means to Live By the Sword and its Value

An Excerpt from Episode 1 discussing what it means to live by the sword and how it applies to daily living, giving it value and meaning.

What it means to Live By the Sword and its Value An Excerpt from Episode 1 discussing what it means to live by the sword and how it applies to daily living, giving it value and meaning. Episode #1 - As the ...

12/15/2021

𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭 𝗬𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗜𝗻 𝗥𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄

𝑆𝑡𝑎𝑦𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑓𝑜𝑐𝑢𝑠𝑒𝑑 𝑜𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑤𝑎𝑟𝑑 𝑚𝑎𝑟𝑐ℎ 𝑎𝑙𝑜𝑛𝑔 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑐ℎ𝑜𝑠𝑒𝑛 𝑝𝑎𝑡ℎ 𝑖𝑠 𝑎𝑙𝑤𝑎𝑦𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑑𝑖𝑟𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑡𝑜 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑑 𝑡𝑜𝑤𝑎𝑟𝑑𝑠. 𝑂𝑓 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑠𝑒 𝑤𝑒 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑙𝑑 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑔𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑡𝑜𝑝𝑠𝑦-𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑣𝑦, 𝑦𝑒𝑡 𝑖𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑎𝑙 𝑡𝑜 𝑎𝑙𝑤𝑎𝑦𝑠 𝑟𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑚𝑏𝑒𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑑𝑒𝑠𝑝𝑖𝑡𝑒 𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑑𝑢𝑎𝑙 𝑖𝑛𝑎𝑏𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑡𝑜 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑜𝑙 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑜𝑢𝑡𝑠𝑖𝑑𝑒 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑙𝑑, 𝑤𝑒 𝑑𝑜 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑎𝑝𝑎𝑐𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑡𝑜 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑜𝑙 𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑝𝑜𝑛𝑠𝑒𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑖𝑡.

𝐻𝑤𝑎 𝑅𝑎𝑛𝑔 𝐷𝑜 𝑠𝑡𝑢𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑠, 𝑖𝑛𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑢𝑐𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑠, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑠𝑐ℎ𝑜𝑜𝑙𝑠 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑢𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑤𝑎𝑙𝑘 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐻𝑤𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑔 𝑝𝑎𝑡ℎ 𝑜𝑓 𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑓-𝑏𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑡 2021. 𝐼𝑛 𝑓𝑎𝑐𝑡, 𝑖𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑐𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑟 𝑡𝑜 𝑠𝑒𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑜𝑠𝑡 𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑠𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑑𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑖𝑛 𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑚𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑚𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑑𝑢𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑎𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑡ℎ 𝑑𝑒𝑠𝑝𝑖𝑡𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑎𝑑𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑜𝑓 𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒𝑠. 𝑊ℎ𝑖𝑙𝑒 𝑠𝑜 𝑚𝑎𝑛𝑦 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑒𝑥𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑠 (𝑒𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑐ℎ𝑖𝑙𝑑𝑟𝑒𝑛) 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑝𝑖𝑜𝑢𝑠 𝑎𝑚𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑓𝑒𝑎𝑟 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑖𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑐𝑒𝑑 𝑜𝑛 𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑎𝑙 ℎ𝑢𝑚𝑎𝑛 𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑡𝑦, 𝐻𝑤𝑎 𝑅𝑎𝑛𝑔 𝐷𝑜 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑘𝑒𝑒𝑝𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑜𝑑𝑦 𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑜𝑛𝑔, 𝑒𝑚𝑜𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠 𝑏𝑎𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒𝑑, 𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑟𝑒𝑑𝑢𝑐𝑒𝑑, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑐𝑎𝑚𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑒 𝑚𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑑.

𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑢𝑟𝑠𝑢𝑖𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑝ℎ𝑦𝑠𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑙, 𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑎𝑙, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑒𝑚𝑜𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝑏𝑎𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑎 𝑛𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟-𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑗𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑛𝑒𝑦. 𝑇ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑜𝑓𝑓 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑚𝑎𝑛𝑦 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑓𝑖𝑛𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑏𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑟𝑒𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑛 𝑡𝑜 𝑖𝑛-𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑜𝑛 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑖𝑟 𝐴𝑐𝑎𝑑𝑒𝑚𝑖𝑒𝑠 & 𝐶𝑙𝑢𝑏𝑠. 𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑏𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑔𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑛𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑖𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝑣𝑎𝑟𝑖𝑜𝑢𝑠 𝑟𝑒𝑔𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠 𝑎𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑙𝑑, ℎ𝑜𝑤𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟, 𝑔𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑏𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑜𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑎𝑡𝑠 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑚𝑎𝑑𝑒 𝑎 𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑜𝑢𝑠 𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑑𝑖𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑖𝑡 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑎𝑙𝑠𝑜 𝑏𝑒𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑐𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑙𝑦 𝑎𝑝𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑠𝑚𝑖𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑜𝑓 𝐶𝑂𝑉𝐼𝐷 𝑖𝑠 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑜𝑐𝑐𝑢𝑟𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑦 𝑜𝑓 𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑑𝑜𝑗𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑠. 𝐶𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑜𝑛 𝑠𝑒𝑛𝑠𝑒 𝑐𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔, 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑝𝑒𝑟 ℎ𝑦𝑔𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑒, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑎𝑏𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑖𝑛-𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑜𝑛 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑜𝑓 𝑠𝑦𝑚𝑝𝑡𝑜𝑚𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑐 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑘𝑒𝑝𝑡 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑠𝑎𝑓𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑙𝑎𝑠𝑠 𝑒𝑥𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑎𝑣𝑎𝑖𝑙𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑒𝑙𝑠𝑒.

Read the full article here: https://hwarangdo.org/news/2021/december/9/2021-year-review

𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗛𝘄𝗮 𝗥𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝗼® 𝗪𝗲𝗯𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗲: www.hwarangdo.com
(𝑃𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑒 𝑐ℎ𝑒𝑐𝑘 𝑏𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑟𝑒𝑔𝑢𝑙𝑎𝑟𝑙𝑦 𝑎𝑠 𝑖𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑏𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑏𝑢𝑖𝑙𝑡 𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑢𝑝𝑑𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑑)

𝗣𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗛𝗥𝗗𝗔 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲:
https://hwarangdo.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=13

𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗛𝘄𝗮 𝗥𝗮𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝗼® 𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗡𝗲𝘄𝘀𝗹𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲:
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Ultimate Lesson in Martial Art is Humility 12/14/2021

Ultimate Lesson in Martial Art is Humility

Ultimate Lesson in Martial Art is Humility An Excerpt from Episode 1 ultimate true lesson in martial art is humility and how people seeking to fight and prove themslevs is founded on insecurities and ...

12/11/2021

𝗘𝗻𝗱 𝗢𝗳 𝗬𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗠𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗺𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗧𝗮𝗲𝗷𝗼𝗼𝗻 𝗟𝗲𝗲

In the beginning of the new decade the World received a wakeup call, a reality check in the form of an unseen enemy that would alter the course of history and our lives will never be the same. During the last two years of the so-called pandemic of the Coronavirus, it revealed many aspects of our true human nature as individuals as well as the collective, of governments and our leaders, of mass media and conglomerates, of the super wealthy and the powermongers.

There have been many negative consequences as well as troubling social, economic, and political ramifications as a result of the pandemic, which I am not going to get into here. However, I want to share with you some important values, which we as humanity have realized globally because of this unfortunate circumstance.

The lockdowns were self-induced house arrest, being forced to stay home from work and school, not being able to get out of the house and socialize as prisoners in our own homes. It limited the distractions and disrupted our daily habitual behavior as automatons. Although many of our social liberties were taken away, it forced us to reexamine what is important in our lives. It made us spend more time with our families, take time to reflect and examine our lives and our goals. It made us question why we go to work in the first place. The daily activities, the mundane interactions, and ordinary relationships that we all took for granted were now all taken away and had to be readdressed.

We were faced with change, sudden erratic change that no one was prepared for. And, not only that, but we were also faced with the uncertainty of our future with glimpses of the apocalypse. Fear engulfed our lives and it manifested itself in very dark ugly ways. It ruined and destroyed many lives, not only the lives that were taken directly by the virus, but more so by the indirect consequences of fear, panic, isolation, and the confronting of our repressed demons. Many lost their battles, leaving them devoid of hope, they turned to self-destruction and lashing out toward others with violence and nihilism.

There is really no one to blame, except for our own human nature. Covid-19 was not the problem, but the dark side of our human selves. Covid was just the spark that ignited the fuel of indignity, malice, destruction, selfishness, cowardice, and hatred, burning away the fortification of reason, compassion, selflessness, and courage. It also unleashed all the vulturous stalkers who prey on the weak, feasting on the dead, callous to misery, and fattened the profiteers of suffering and misfortune.

However, amidst the flames of despair and chaos, those who were not turned to ashes rose with enlightened wisdom. They learned the value of relationships, of family, and that life was short. Life is long and arduous without loved ones and without purpose, but with others whom you love and love in return, life is too short and even a second cannot be wasted. This realization made millions of people quit their jobs, reevaluate their goals, start their own businesses from home, be content with less, minimized frivolous activities and invest more into their relationships.

Additionally, this crisis has tested our human spirit and created heroes out of ordinary men and women. As intellectuals, politicians, and billionaires hide in their ivory towers, the men and women on the frontlines as first-responders have risked and sacrificed their lives so that others may live. Their endeavors are pure as they are not motivated by money, fame, or popularity as politicians, CEOs, and billionaires, but they are just doing their jobs as best they can. Credit belongs to these men and women who have acted without selfish motives as well as the good Samaritans, the good neighbors who did not close their doors, point fingers to blame, turned on their neighbors, and shunned or rebuked others.

It was as though God gave us a slap in the face to wake up from our hysteria of greed, vanity, and narcissism, falling ever deeply into a dystopian nightmare. Of course, this is just a mild slap and only those who are ready to be awakened will see and hear the message. For many, this pandemic will only accentuate all that was self-serving, delusions of grandeur, hoarding of power and money, ramping up their vein quest for immortality.

This pandemic has been the definer and the accentuator to reveal the core of our individual pursuits as well as the ones in power, of institutions, governments, nations, and globalist powermongers. It is evident that we are living in an era where the liberty and well-being of the individual is no longer held in high regard, but instead for whatever best serves the globalist agenda.

Our Hwa Rang Do community throughout the world has also been impacted and have faced enormous challenges since the pandemic. I am proud to see that our students, instructors, and masters have remained resolute, unshaken, and united in solidarity during these critical times. I want to remind you all that we are dedicated to enhancing, bettering, maximizing, and empowering the individual so that we may be of greater service to others, strengthening our bonds of family and friendships. We must not create division, but exercise compassion and understanding while remaining firm in our convictions to our beliefs, to our creed, always honoring God.

Never succumb to the fear of death, as we will all die, and no one can control how we die but only God; worry about how you live and focus on living well. If you have lived right and live in the Truth, then there’s nothing to be afraid. There are many fears, and it is impossible to be completely fearless, but there’s one fear that will conquer all fears, the fear of God.

During the Winter Holidays, cultivate, enhance, and strengthen your relationships with family and friends by sharing yourself for they are your true treasures on Earth. Then, with the renewed strength of love and purpose, charge ahead in the New Year with the renewed elevated goal of maintaining and nurturing your treasures.

Hwarang Forever and God Bless,

Grandmaster Taejoon Lee

www.hwarangdo.com

https://hwarangdo.org/news/2021/december/9/end-year-message-grandmaster-taejoon-lee

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