Class Structure

Students of the Hwa Rang Do academy are taught pre-arranged routines that are practiced together with senior practitioners under the supervision of their teachers. Training consists of the practice of forms, both armed and unarmed, that are a hallmark of the art’s unique physical qualities that enables the student to gradually embody the art’s technical, theoretical approach. A typical training session includes seated concentration/breathing exercises (beginning and end of class) called Ki-Gong.


  • Total body stretching and warm-up exercises
  • Basic and advanced punching and kicking drills called Kwon-Bup
  • Partnered self-defense techniques (which vary by rank) called Hoshin-Sool
  • Basic and advanced two-person countering techniques (varied by rank) called ILbo Daeryun
  • Open session training which may include: grappling, sweeps, or advanced techniques
  • Cool down exercises such as Korean style Taiji Chuan called Tae Guk Kwon
  • Final discussion of class by Master or Instructor
  • The reciting of the academy code of ethics called Hwa Rang Do Meng-Sae

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