External Power (Physical Techniques)

Development of External Powers through the practice of over 4,000 self-defense techniques, 365 kicking combinations in both hard/linear and soft/circular movements.  The achievement of complete physical control.

It is the cultivation and development of external physical powers through the practice and training of over 4,000 offensive and defensive combative applications found within the art and it is the externalization of Nae Gong. Most martial arts are either tense and linear in their orientation or are soft and circular. However, Hwa Rang Do® combines both elements (Um and Yang), following the physical laws of the universe to create the most effective combative system which is both compatible and harmonious with nature.

This phase of instruction includes:

  • All forms of hand strikes and blocks (trapping and grabbing as ell as deflection applications, using the hands, wrist, forearm, elbows, arms and shoulders)
  • 365 individual kicks
  • throws and falls from any position and onto any surface
  • human anatomy & physiology  as it pertains to combative applications (knowing and utilizing the body’s weak points to effectively control the opponent, regardless of their size)
  • joint manipulation and/or bone breaking
  • finger pressure point applications
  • containment, control, and transport techniques
  • grappling applications & submissions
  • ground fighting and locks
  • forms for each sash
  • offensive choking/breaking techniques
  • defense against multiple assailants
  • counter-offense and defense for the above and additional advanced, secretive techniques

These applications are taught in their combative form, yet with full control in order to minimize danger to the student. By practicing these diverse aspects, one can regain and maintain health through physical exercise while learning to control any antagonist with one movement. Hwa Rang Do techniques are implemented to the degree a particular situation dictates, applying a particular degree of response for each incremental escalation of force. Within this division of Wae Gong you can find over 4,000 techniques in Hwa Rang Do®. These 4,000 techniques have both practical, effective ways and artistic ways of execution. Hence, it requires tremendous concentration and dedication in order learn and memorize our curriculum. Even though there are so many techniques, they are mostly designed so that it is easy for a physically weaker individual to perform them on a stronger opponent; anyone from 3 year old children to 80 year old adults can learn them.


Why study Hwa Rang Do?

  1. To transform your mind, body, and spirit
  2. To become a leader, a role model for others
  3. To overcome your fears and take control of your life
  4. To learn to defend yourself against all mental and physical attacks
  5. All this - To become the best version of yourself, realizing that the true value of your life is in how much you can be of service to others

TO BECOME! Why study Hwa Rang Do? To become fully human, surrendering your fears, securing your birthright of freedom, and flourishing into one who commands without having to speak a word. That is why Hwa Rang Do. By force of will, you conquer yourself. In so doing, you become a flowering exemplar of humanity, of God’s creation.