HwarangDo

This is an ancient Korean martial art which also incorporates a lot of healing knowledge. It dates back some 1,800 years and was, tradition has it, developed by a Buddhist monk named Won Kwang Bopsa. The priest taught his technique to many young nobles of his day, who were called hwarang. The hwarang were a combination of knights, statesmen and military generals. Legend has it that they lived by a five-point code: loyal service to the king (or, in modern terms, to one's nation); filial piety; trust (in one's peers) and trustworthiness; courageousness and valor; and justice and discrimination in the use of force, especially lethal force.

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Martial Arts An Introduction

Martial Arts An Introduction

Anytime an individual decides to learn how to protect themselves, learn self defense, or become a better person, one thing comes to mind - Martial Arts. Martial Arts are now being practiced all over the world.

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