*** BRAND NEW!!!*** – Hwa Rang Do® – Defend, Taedown, Submit

In Hwa Rang Do: Defend, Take Down, Submit, authors Taejoon Lee (the eldest son of Dr. Joo Bang Lee) and Mark Cheng present a variety of easy-to-understand self-defense combination techniques complete with set-ups and variations for different attack situations. This well-rounded collection of strikes,joint-manipulations, throws, grappling and submission techniques fits beautifully into the 3-step Defend-Takedown-Submit formula presented within,helping you develop empty-hand defenses for any position from any angle! Each technique at every stage is presented with careful precision, richly illustrated with detailed photographs and highly descriptive instructions.This text also presents a comprehensive analysis and detailed history of the art of Hwa Rang Do, complete with archival photographs and representative artwork. The military, cultural, mythical and philosophical origins of Korea’s legendary Hwarang Corps are discussed in unprecedented detail,providing a multi-dimensional history that leads all the way up to hwa rang do’s founder and current leader, Dr. Joo Bang Lee. Hwa Rang Do: Defend, Take Down, Submit is the first official publication produced by the World Hwa Rang Do Association in more than 25 years. Black Belt is proud to present this guide to hwa rang do’s technical and cultural significance for a new generation of historians, instructors and Korean martial art practitioners.

***SPECIAL EDITION – The Complete Michael Echanis Book Collection

Based on the ancient hwa rang do techniques and the Hwarang warriors, The Complete Michael D. Echanis Collection combines close-quarters combat with lethal knife-fighting strategies, creating a necessary read for the modern-day fighter. Hand-to-hand combat techniques and tactics include how to develop ki power,why proper grip is essential when fighting with a weapon — knives, sticks or canes — as well as what techniques will disarm and control a potential attacker. The Complete Michael D. Echanis Collection is fully illustrated and also delves into the art of moving stealthily, which is known as un ship bop, the Korean counterpart to Japanese ninjutsu, otherwise known as sentry stalking in modern military vernacular.Michael D. Echanis was a senior instructor for the Special Forces/Ranger Hand-to-Hand Combat/Special Weapons School and was privately tutored by the founder of the World Hwa Rang Do Association, Dr. Joo Bang Lee. Michael D. Echanis was the first American ranked as a sulsa in the history of hwa rang do. He is also well-known for the practical approach to close-quarters combat that he brought to the U.S. military. In 1978, Michael D. Echanis died in an unexplained helicopter crash in Nicaragua.ALL 3 BOOKS IN ONE! Red (Stick), Green (Knife Defense), and Limited Black (Knife Offense) all together for your reading pleasure!

B1101 – Ancient Martial Art of Hwa Rang Do Volume 1

This is the first in a series of books on Hwa Rang Do which was ever published. It is written by Dr. Joo Bang Lee, the Founder of Hwa Rang Do®. Volume 1 contains the history of Hwa Rang Do the basic stances, hand strikes, blocks, and kicking techniques found in this comprehensive Korean martial art. This volume also contains the breathing exercises utilized to develop Ki Power and describes the benefits of meditation.

B1102- Ancient Martial Art of Hwa Rang Do®, Volume 2

Volume 2 contains many joint breaking techniques, self-defense against various kinds of grabs (wrist, clothing, body, two hands, back),self-defense from disadvantaged positions (seated, prone, seated on a chair), defense with one arm, defense against punches and kicks, and much more.

B1103- Ancient Martial Art of Hwa Rang Do®, Volume 3

Volume 3 contains the comprehensive break down of over 108 different weapons found in Hwa Rang Do®, defense against a sword,defense with a short stick (dan bong), defense with a cane, defense against knife attack, defense against a gun, throwing techniques, choking and ground fighting techniques, defense against one-two-three opponents, vital pressure points, and also contains a detailed chart of pressure points that can be utilized for both self-defense and healing.

B1001 – The Hwa Rang Do® Student Manual

This is the book that is essential for all Hwa Rang Do and Tae Soo Do® practitioners. It contains a ton of Korean terminology associated with Hwa Rang Do® and Tae Soo Do®, as well as other useful information related to the art such as history, rules, requirements,letters, pictures, and other facts. If seems that everyone has been waiting for a book that contains everything you need to know about Hwa Rang Do as a student, and here it is!

B1143 – Basic Stick Fighting for Combat

The use of the stick, long or short, as a weapon of survival is demonstrated by Michael Echanis, former senior instructor for the UDT-21,Seal-2, Hand-to-Hand Combat Special Forces school for instructors. Ki power, proper grip, visualization and breath control, based on Hwa Rang Do, are explained as important elements in surviving attacks. Mr.Echanis was a former Special Forces Ranger who was privately tutored by Supreme Grandmaster Dr. Joo Bang Lee. This book is fully illustrated with how-to instructional techniques.

B1144 – Knife Self-Defense for Combat

This is another book written by Michael Echanis the former senior instructor for the UDT-21, Seal-2, Hand-to-hand Combat Special Weapons School for instructors. During his training with Supreme Grandmaster Dr. Joo Bang Lee, Mr. Echanis learned all types of hand-to-hand combat techniques, and in this book he demonstrates more than 30 techniques designed for disarming and controlling a knife attacker. This book is also fully illustrated with how-to instructional techniques.