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Grandmaster Lee’s 8th Dan Speech

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Newly promoted, Grandmaster Taejoon Lee delivers his speech at his Hwa Rang Do 8th Dan Ceremony & Banquet. On May 23rd, 2009 in front of over 100 friends, family and students, Taejoon Lee was promoted to 8th Dan Black Sash Grandmaster and given the title of Kuk Sa Nim. During his speech, Grandmaster Taejoon Lee […]

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Warrior’s Path – Unafraid of Change

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Unafraid of Change As many of you are aware, we have made some changes to our programs and curriculum here at the West Coast Hwa Rang Do Academy. For over 10 years, we have maintained the same programs, curriculums, pricing and methods of instruction.  It has worked well for us, but I felt that it […]

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Walking with Death

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The Warrior’s Path Walking with Death “I guess it comes down to a simple choice really – get busy living or get busy dying.” The Shawshank Redemption Grandmaster Taejoon Lee faces off against Jokyo Simon Lee I had a student come to me and ask for a private lesson to show him how to execute […]

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No Excuses!

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Please do not disregard.  No matter what, please bear it and read to the end. When I first opened our school in 1994, we gave the choice of choosing Tae Soo Do or Hwa Rang Do to the students.  Of course they all chose, Hwa Rang Do even after they were told that it was […]

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