The Korean Hwa Rang Do Association was formally created and registered with the Korean Government in 1960 by Founder Dr. Joo Bang Lee. This marked the rebirth of the Hwarang and the beginning of the Hwa Rang Do as a modern martial arts and healing arts system, which was codified by Dr. Joo Bang Lee.

In its conception Hwa Rang Do®, “The Way of the Flowering Knights”, was created to maximize the human potential by crating balance and harmony of mind, body, and spirit; the internal and the external; the material and spiritual. Founded on these principles of Eastern Metaphysics of Um and Yang, Hwa Rang Do since its conception is the most multifaceted, comprehensive martial arts system in the World.