Our Mission

"To Empower the World, One Person at a Time!"

We realize that in order to help a person or a society, that they need more than just the necessities of life - food, clothing, and shelter.

They need to be empowered, to believe that they can transform and change the course of their lives for the better…

We have decided to take on that challenge as “Flowering Knights”, as “Warriors of God” to help empower the World one person at a time…


Hwa Rang Do® is a humanitarian Non-Profit Association with the ultimate goal to serve and better humanity by bringing the gift of self-empowerment to those with the greatest needs, both locally and internationally.

Instead of following the trend of combat sports and commercial endeavours, Hwa Rang Do® has kept the spirit of its ancient ancestors, the Hwarang Knights, pure and alive through out the centuries. The Hwarang lived and acted in accordance with noble values like justice, courage and loyalty, and they were ready to sacrifice their own lives for their beliefs.

With our teachings, we help each person to develop character and become an honorable leader with a strong sense of social justice, in harmony with one’s own self and the universe.

Our education doesn’t focus on martial techniques only, but martial art is a means with additional teachings to provide all the elements to ensure a complete personal growth through physical, mental, emotional and spiritual development.

“We want our members to live in a way that their actions meet their intentions. Too many people live a life with good intentions, but don’t have the discipline to take action and see things through.”

Grand Master Taejoon Lee, President WHRDA

Mission Statement

Hwa Rang Do:

A Legacy of Loyalty

Almost 2000 years of existence devoting our lives in the name of King, Country and Humanity

Relentlessly Seeking Truth

Our lifelong conviction leads us to search, understand and embrace the wisdom that lies within ourselves and in the Ultimate

Empowering Lives

Expanding our limits and believing in our true potential is the key to living a meaningful, fulfilling life

Serving Humanity

We better ourselves with the final goal of inspiring others, empowering the world one person at a time



HRDU - Hwa Rang Do University

"School of Leadership"

To create a University where we train the future Instructors of Hwa Rang Do and develop the leaders of tomorrow.


"A good teacher teaches with his head.
A great teacher teaches with his heart.
The Teacher teaches with his life."