To know Grandmaster Taejoon Lee is to know the martial art, Hwa Rang Do®. He is a 8th Degree Black Sash in Hwa Rang Do® with a title of ‘Grandmaster’ and the 59th generation of the “Ancient Warlords of Korea,” known as the Hwarang Knights.

He does not strive to make better martial artists, but rather better human beings. Hence, this is a path to Knighthood – to serve, protect and honor humanity.

Hwa Rang Do®:
A Legacy of Loyalty
Relentlessly Seeking Truth
Empowering Lives
Serving Humanity

His mission is to empower the world one person at a time through the strict discipline of Hwa Rang Do training, which epitomizes the ideal to maximize the human potential.

His belief is summarized in his quote, “The key to the universe lies dormant within the self, waiting to awaken through self-discovery!”

His aim is to reach as many people as possible to help them overcome the struggles of life by taking control of their lives through cultivating the self: physically, mentally, emotionally and ultimately spiritually, so that one may break free from the most destructive force that enslaves us, FEAR! So that, ultimately we can truly respect and honor God.

In this video Grandmaster Taejoon Lee demonstrates some Hwa Rang Do Self Defense Techniques using a belt at the 7th World Martial Arts Expo 2006, Los Angeles. As humans, our greatest power and weapon is the human mind. Hence, with the proper mind set and knowledge, we can use anything as a defensive tool.