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Below you will find global news and announcements related to Hwa Rang Do. Along with posts from our individual Academies and Clubs, you will also find articles related to special events, as well as updates regarding our humanitarian outreach and non-profit endeavors.

Feel free to search for topics below, otherwise, the news feed appears in chronological order, with most recent news on top.

We are also compiling the news highlights of each month into a Newsletter. To view those monthly issues please CLICK HERE.

Hwarang Forever!

Hwa Rang Do Italy 20th Anniversary Tribute

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 3:06am


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Hwa Rang Do Rome Academy
Hwa Rang Do World Headquarters

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news, Italy

2021 Digital Championships and Seminar Recap

Sunday, August 1, 2021 - 5:51pm

On Sunday July 11, 2021 the WHRDA hosted a special day of seminars and global celebration of Italy’s 20th Anniversary.  While there is normally a global gathering in-person each year for a world championship tournament and a week-long training conference, this year we coordinated world time zones to connect via zoom due to the continued COVID restrictions.

The majority of participants were able to join in with their peers from their local Academies & Clubs, as most dojang locations were able to setup a big screen TV experience for the event.  Everyone else connected from home, from cabins, or even from summer vacation settings, and the couple hundred participants moved through a quality online event experience.


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Hwa Rang Do World Headquarters

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Championships, WHRDA, Celebration, Seminars

Hwa Rang Do Minneapolis Summer Camps 2021

Sunday, August 1, 2021 - 5:13pm

The summer is off to a great start at the Minneapolis Hwa Rang Do® Academy! Two summer camp sessions were offered in the month of June.  The first session was Robotics Week, June 14 - 18, and the second session was All Around The World, June 21-25.   During Robotics Week the children had ample time to refine their skills through focusing on the technical proficiencies of long form and self-defense techniques. 


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Hwa Rang Do Minneapolis Academy
Hwa Rang Do World Headquarters

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HRD, Minneapolis, TLK, Camps

Feedback and Insights from the 2021 WHRDA Digital Championships and Seminars

Sunday, August 1, 2021 - 4:40pm

“Hwarang Everybody!

The event we took part in this year was a unique opportunity to come together despite this difficult period. Being able to meet in person and share training together by learning directly from the Masters is undoubtedly priceless, but our digital event managed to  meet  our high expectations perfectly .


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Hwa Rang Do Genoa - Levante Club
Hwa Rang Do Genoa Academy
Hwa Rang Do World Headquarters

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WHRDA, tournament, Genoa, Insights

World Hwa Rang Do 2021 Digital Championships Results

Friday, July 30, 2021 - 10:20pm

Winners Open Hand Forms:

HF-1 - HRD Juniors Beginner

  1. Marek Pallotti - Hwa Rang Do Rome - North Club
  2. Vivian Ferris - Hwa Rang Do Minneapolis Academy
  3. Jouke de Nooijer - Hwa Rang Do Vlissingen Club

HF-2 - HRD Juniors Intermediate


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Hwa Rang Do World Headquarters

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tournament, highlights, winners, spirit

Letter from Kuksanim - 100% Participation

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 12:50pm


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Hwa Rang Do World Headquarters

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Kuksanim, Loyalty

Letter from Dojoonim - True Purpose of HRD

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 12:32pm

First, I want to express my immense joy and gratitude to be able to see my wonderful Hwa Rang Do family and share this historical moment during these crazy, unstable times.


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Hwa Rang Do World Headquarters

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Dojoonim, Hwa Rang Do, Meng Sae

Zoom Links to Online Events Have Been Emailed!

Sunday, July 11, 2021 - 5:05am

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: All Zoom links have been emailed to all reregistered participants for the special seminars with Kuksanim & Dojoonim, as well as to everyone participating in the Awards & Italy 20th Anniversary Celebration.


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Hwa Rang Do World Headquarters

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announcement

Letter from Kuksanim

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 10:44am

Centurion to Hwarang

 

One could have never imagined that in the 21 Century that the stronghold of the Hwarang Warriors would be in what was once the center of the Western Civilization, the Roman Empire, but in retrospect it seems as though it was destiny. It would take a man who has dedicated his entire life to become a strong warrior, who is of the most disciplined character and unyielding fortitude, living a life of military service, unknowingly being exemplary of the Hwarang Spirit, who would ultimately connect with its kindred spirit.


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Hwa Rang Do World Headquarters

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Letter from the President, Kuksanim
Master Sirny

WHRDA 2021 Digitial Summer Event Announcement

Friday, June 4, 2021 - 4:05pm

I hope the spring is treating you well, and that the fresh air is invigorating your spirit.  As the seasons change, we must also continue to move forward with our life’s journey.  Of course the past year has been a challenge, and the many governmental lockdowns have inhibited our capacity to gather in-person, yet we recognize that the strength of our community and the bonds of our brotherhood propel us to expand to greater heights.

It is unfortunate that international travel and group events are still under significant restrictions preventing us from another year of our traditional annual Hwa Rang Do summer gathering in person.  However, it is essential that we still gather together and that we will still connect this year through the digital world!  Yes, this summer of 2021 we will be holding a Digital Championship Tournament, special live interactive seminars with Kuksanim & Dojoonim, and also have a celebration of annual awards, tournament results, and a special highlight of Italy’s 20th Anniversary!

TOURNAMENT:


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Hwa Rang Do World Headquarters

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announcements, events, Letter from the VP

Opening a Hwa Rang Do School During the Covid-19 Pandemic!

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 3:56pm

Hwarang!

I am Kyo Sa Nim Mauro Capocci, Instructor of Hwa Rang Do® & Tae Soo Do® Club Rome West and a direct student of the Italian Branch Head Instructor Susuk Sa Bum Nim Marco Mattiucci.


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Hwa Rang Do World Headquarters

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experiences, Updates, stories, success

Persevering Through the Pandemic

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 3:06pm


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Hwa Rang Do Genoa - Levante Club
Hwa Rang Do Genoa Academy
Hwa Rang Do World Headquarters

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stories, experiences, training, spirit

My Experience in Africa

Saturday, May 1, 2021 - 5:14pm

"Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value."

Albert Einstein

I had a very good job in the Banking Service industry. At the age of 34, I was promoted to Executive Director level, with responsibilities for a product worth more than 100 million Euros per annum, and teams located in several European, and US hubs of the company that I was working for. I had worked very hard to be successful at my job, and I felt I had reached that goal, even going beyond my own dreams. I was successful. For quite some time I enjoyed that happiness that always comes with the sense of achievement. Something similar to that which a runner feels after a marathon: every muscle of their legs ache, their throat is sore from the intensified breathing and they are covered in sweat, and yet there is always a big smile on their face: they are victorious and have overcome the challenge! Most of them do not even take the time to celebrate that moment, and are already thinking about the next run.


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Hwa Rang Do World Headquarters
Hwa Rang Do Luxembourg Club

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stories, experiences, missionary, non-profit

Welcome to the first Issue of the WHRDA Newsletter

Saturday, May 1, 2021 - 5:00pm

Welcome to the first Issue of the World Hwa Rang Do® Association (WHRDA) Newsletter!

Our aim is to develop a dynamic and insightful collection of stories, articles, and event related information to keep you inspired and moving forward.

Each month’s installment will feature WHRDA updates from Kuksanim and Master Sirny, Non-profit news, student features, health and training related articles, upcoming events and more!


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Hwa Rang Do World Headquarters

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announcements
Hwa Rang Do

WHRDA Non-Profit Update May 2021

Saturday, May 1, 2021 - 3:34am

2020 was a year focused on rolling with the COVID punches, and prioritizing the move to digital platforms in order to keep our students actively training and connected.  Despite the lack of ability to traverse in the world throughout most countries, we were able to connect through zoom training and through our own digital platform. 


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Hwa Rang Do World Headquarters

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Non-Profit Update, non-profit