PICTURES AND OTHER MATERIAL OF HWA RANG DO®

Starting from the year 1960 to 1969


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April 17th 1960 Dr. Joo- Bang Lee & Joo-Sang Lee founded the first Hwa Rang Do® school in Seoul, and two years later they founded the first organization of Korean martial arts called the Kuk Sool Hwe (Korean Martial skills Association). This picture is from the Kuk Sool Hwe National Exhibition at JangChoong Sports Arena in Seoul, Korea, April 1964.

From left to right: 1. KukSunNim Joo-Sang Lee, 2. Han-Chul Lee (KukSool Hwe member who later founded BulMuDo), 3. Do Joo Nim Joo-Bang Lee 4. Joo-Man Lee (brother of founder), 6. Ja-il Ku (Exhibition supporter), 9. In-Hyuk Suh (KukSoolHwe member of Pusan Korea-who later changed to KukSoolWon)

1962 Korean Martial Skills Association (HanKuk MuSool Hwe - Short name: KukSool Hwe) National Headquarters at Seoul Korea. Hwa Rang Do® Do Joo Nim Dr. Joo-Bang Lee and KukSunNim Joo-Sang Lee promote the 1964 3rd Annual Kuk Sool Hwe Martial Arts National Exhibition in Seoul Korea. This was the first martial art exhibition to be broadcasted nationally in Korea (Korean KBS-TV).

The 1964 3rd Annual KukSool Hwe National Exhibition.

GongSooGum Bang-a Sool (Defense against sword)

The 1964 3rd Annual KukSool Hwe National Exhibition performers. The only instructors performing in this exibihtion are students of founder Dr. Joo-Bang Lee`s National Headquarters located in Seoul.

1966 Do Joo Nim (Owner of Hwa Rang Do®) Dr. Joo-Bang Lee demonstration.

YangBang Cheri Sool (Two Man Defence)

1967 Hwa Rang Do® Instructors and Masters.- from National Headquarters and the other 13 Branches in Seoul.

1967 - Hwa Rang Do® Instructors and Masters training session.

1968 - Japan's FuJi TV invited Hwa Rang Do® DoJooNim Dr. Joo-Bang Lee to demonstrate skills of the art.

1968 - Hwa Rang Do® DoJoo Nim Dr. Joo-Bang Lee, Demonstration of Speed Vibration Breaking for FuJi TV.

(2" x 2" wood beam hanging in rice paper between two pork knives.)

1968 - Hwa Rang Do® DoJoo Nim Dr. Joo-Bang Lee Demonstration of Speed Vibration Breaking for FuJi TV

(Without tearing the rice paper the wood beam breaks into two pieces)

1968 - Hwa Rang Do® KukSun Nim (Chief Grand Master) Joo-Sang Lee Demonstration of Ki power for FuJi TV.

(Two 2"x2" wood beams broken over a head)

1968 - Hwa Rang Do® DoJoo Nim Dr. Joo-Bang Lee Ki power Demonstrations for FuJi TV.

(Nail hammered through a 4"x4" wood beam with forehead)

1966 - Hwa Rang Do® DoJoo Nim Dr. Joo-Bang Lee Ki Power

Kyuk Pha Sool (Breaking)

1967- One of the 27 spin kicks found in Hwa Rang Do®.

(DoJooNim Dr. Joo-Bang Lee does a flipping spin kick to a target more than 11 feet above the ground)

1966 - Ki Power Demonstration. HwaRangDo® Founder Dr. Joo-Bang Lee

(Four red bricks broken over the side of Do Joo Nim Dr. Joo-Bang Lee's head with a sledge hammer)

1966 - Ki Power Demonstration

(The second strike with the sledge hammer breaking the two remaining bricks)

The cover page of the 1967 Hwa Rang Do® Manual and Belt by Belt Students' Book which was published by the Korean HwaRangDo® National Headquarters.

1967 - Hwa Rang Do® National Headquarters

1967 - Hwa Rang Do® National Headquarters in Seoul

 

1967 - Hwa Rang Do® National Headquarters in Seoul

 

May 27, 1968 - Korean Martial Arts Association (Daehan Mudo Hwe). All Korean Martial Arts had been unified under one organization and a national martial arts exhibition and demonstration was held at the JangChoong Sports Arena in Seoul, Korea. These unified national exhibitions and demonstrations were done under promotional efforts of Hwa Rang Do® Founder Dr. Joo-Bang Lee and Joo-Sang Lee.

(This demonstration features YuSool (Yawara) Founder Yong-Sul Choi. This was the time that Grandmaster Choi accepted the DoJooNim (Owner of the Art) position of the Hapkido name. Before this he used the DaitoryuYawara (Daedongryu Yusool)name exclusively )

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May 27, 1968 - The Unified Korean Martial Arts Association national demonstration and exhibition.

(When Dr. Joo-Bang Lee and Joo-Sang Lee returned to their original art of Hwa Rang Do® after the disbanding of the Daehan Mudo Hwe, they gave up their all their affiliations and connection to Hapkido, including: Founder position, dedications, reputations, and all use of the Hapkido name.)

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The 1968 Korean Expo in Seoul: Hwa Rang Do® Demonstration and exhibition

Far left: Present time Founder of Sinmu Hapkido Han-Jae Ji (who was visiting the Exhibitions and had his picture taken with the Hwa Rang Do® demo team)

The 1968 Korean Expo in Seoul: Hwa Rang Do® Founder Dr. Joo-Bang Lee was presented with the Best Martial Art's Award.

 





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