Open Seminars

No doubts, this experience will be enriching and unforgettable!

Supreme Grandmaster, Dr. Joo Bang Lee (10° dan and founder of the Art) and His first son, Grandmaster Taejoon Lee (8° dan and President of the World Hwa Rang Do Association), will lead us through this exciting journey.

Everybody is welcome to join the Hwa Rang Do Seminars open to the public. Our objective is to introduce the Art of Hwa Rang Do to everybody, no matter the technical level. Whether you have practiced or not martial arts before, we encourage you to join us with your family and friends. You will have the opportunity to experience something new, have fun and learn new things.

SEMINARS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – SATURDAY JUNE 29th

The open seminars are open to the public, offering the unique opportunity to learn something about one of the most complete martial art systems in the world and learn its principles, techniques and philosophy directly from its founder, the Supreme Grandmaster, Dr. Joo Bang Lee (10° dan and founder of the Art) and His first son, Grandmaster Taejoon Lee (8° dan and President of the World Hwa Rang Do Association).

SCHEDULE ON SATURDAY, 29 JUNE

09.00-10.00: Registration and Check In.

10.00-12.00: KUMSUL – WOODEN SWORD FIGHTING :
The sword has always been the Weapon that best represents the Warrior Spirit. In this seminar Grand Master Taejoon Lee will show some wooden sword fighting techniques to better understand the true spirit of the warrior tradition of the ancient Hwarang Knights! This seminar is open to everyone and all You need is a wooden sword (no armor is required).
Also if you don’t have a wooden sword, please send an email to [email protected] to order the sword as well.

12.00-13.30: Lunch break: delicious typical food from Tuscany.

13.30-15.00: SPARRING – STRIKING TECHNIQUES: Grand Master Taejoon Lee will teach strategy and techniques applicable in stand-up fighting, including punching and kicking which are part of Hwa Rang Do wide curriculum.

15.00-15.30: Break.

15.30-17.00: GOTOOGI (TAKEDOWNS FOR BEGINNERS TO ADVANCED): In this seminar Grand Master Taejoon Lee will show several takedowns and throws with the purpose of bringing the opponent to the ground effectively and gain a strong advantage for the ground fighting.

17.00-17.30: Break.

17.30-19.00: JOINT MANIPULATION: is it really that easy to take a person to the ground using only one finger? The Supreme Grand Master Dr. Joo Bang Lee will share his knowledge about pressure points and joint manipulation. The Supreme Grand Master Dr. Joo Bang Lee is a true martial art legend, learning from Him is a unique opportunity.

20.30: OFFICIAL GALA DINNER WITH MASTERS: (Dress code: lounge suit and Jaebok for Black Sashes): after the open seminars, everybody is welcome to join the official gala dinner with the Masters. Registration is required.