About Us

The Academy


12552728_970906332990210_6522977642523424032_n.jpg um-yang gate The Hwarang-Do Private Academy and the martial arts taught there have been endorsed by many professionals such as state and local law enforcement personnel, firefighters, members of the military, doctors, business owners, attorneys and pilots that have benefited from the training at the academy. The academy is a place where the student will be assured that they will be instructed in one of Korea's most traditional martial arts. When one is selected as a student, they will begin their journey on a martial arts path to a better understanding of themselves and how the study and practice of this special art will enhance their lives. We believe that every person is born with one hundred percent potential and through martial arts training, one is able to reach their full potential. It is through this process of the student's continued hard work and dedication to the study of martial arts, along with constant guidance from their teachers, that the student will begin to see a higher level of achievement and a balance in mind, body and martial spirit. Master Instructor 館長 Hwarang-Do Private Academy Class Training Structure Divisions of Hwarang-Do

The Art

chnese hrd HRDwithyellow2 The modern martial art called Hwarang-Do was founded by the Lee Brothers and first brought to the public as a traditional Korean martial art based in Seoul, South Korea in the early 1960's. It is one of the premier, traditional "non sport" full spectrum martial arts to emerge out of South Korea in the 20th century. It was brought to the United States in the late 1960's by Grand Master Joo Sang Lee. Hwarang-Do is a blend of hard and soft movements based on the theory of (Um & Yang) with linear and circular techniques (Kang-Sul & Yu-Sul) that can be used offensively or defensively. Hwarang-Do also incorporates all ranges of hand strikes, kicking, joint locks, throws, falling, submission holds and ground defense techniques. It also includes the study of various aspects of unarmed and armed patterns, called Hyung. Weaponry includes the long staff, short stick, spear, sword, various types of knives and traditional archery. The student of Hwarang-Do is also taught the inner aspect of breath control, Ki energy development and the healing methods of acupressure therapy and herbal medicine treatment. In essence, the modern art of Hwarang-Do is the unification of the original native Korean martial skills, as well as some of the reformed Korean martial arts brought together to form one complete system with an emphasis on the aspect of molding the student's character through understanding of the martial way called Mudo. More information on history of Hwarang-Do The Four Categories of Hwarang-Do

The Instructors

Tim L. Elliott Master of the Academy KJN Mr. Tim Elliott is the owner and Head Master of the academy. He holds the title and position of Kwanjang Nim. Mr. Elliott entered the art of Hwarang-Do as a high school student in the mid 1970's at the first Hwarang-Do training hall (Dojang) in Phoenix, Arizona. After graduating from high school, he entered the U.S. Army and was stationed in South Korea where he had the opportunity to further his study of Hwarang-Do. After his military service, he was selected to be a part of a special group of Hwarang-Do students to go through an instructor training course at the Hwarang-Do headquarters under the art’s modern founder. After graduating from the program, Mr. Elliott opened his first school in Glendale, Arizona in 1982. Since that time, he has continued the honored tradition of teaching and passing down the knowledge of the art to generations of dedicated students.               Jonathan L. Elliott Head Instructor of the Academy SBN Head Instructor Jonathan Elliott began his training in Hwarang-Do at a very young age. He has grown up in a martial arts family and is now helping to pass down the Korean martial arts tradition that his family had started in Arizona in the year 1982. Jonathan holds the position of Head Instructor and the title of Sabom Nim at the academy. He is a graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in education. Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to train under various high ranking Hwarang-Do masters. One of Head Instructor Elliott's goals is to see the traditional Korean martial arts and their benefits passed down to a new generation of youth.


Contact Master Elliott on how to become a member of the academy:
  Hwa Rang Do Private Academy 8030 W. Country Gables Dr. Peoria, AZ 85381 B: 623-412-3136  C: 602-692-0057 azhrd@hotmail.com