The Perseverance of a Warrior
Master Bo Jo (1158-1210CE) “Master Bo Jo was a leading Zen Master during the Koryo Kingdom. Master Bo Jo taught that true learning only came from experience, a person could learn from hearing, seeing or feeling, but this type of learning was not permanent without personal experience. An example Master Bo Jo gave, was that…Read More
Who was the great Won Hyo for which General Choi named one of our ITF Chang Hon-style Hyung(Form) for?
Master Won Hyo (617-686CE) Won Hyo was a Hwarangdo warrior. He was bringing the body of Prince Buma back to headquarters when he decided to become a Buddhist monk. One night while traveling with a friend to China to study further in Zen, he took shelter in a cave. Being thirsty he found a bowl…Read More
Ever wonder where the Ethical Rules of Taekwondo come from?
Ever wonder where the Ethical Rules of Taekwondo come from? Zen Master Won Kwang(543-640CE) Master Won Kwang was a great monk who was asked to give all the Hwarangdo warriors guidance. Master Won Kwang gave them five important points to follow: 1. Be loyal to your King. 2. Be obedient to your parents. 3. Be…Read More