Hwa Rang Do, teaches that in order to attain maximum human potential, one must attain a state of balance and maintain harmony with natural laws of the universe. The theory of Um-Yang states that in nature there is co-existence of polar dichotomies. For every one, there is an equal opposite. Hwa Rang Do, is a combination of UM (soft/circular movement) and YANG (hard/linear movement), making it one of the most diversified and comprehensive martial arts to be found in the world.
It’s study integrates the spiritual, mental, and physical disciplines enabling its practitioners to realize their full potential in all areas of life. The techniques are derived in accord with the principles of Um-Yang.
Three Elements of Um, the essence of Hwa Rang Do, soft techniques:
Three Elements of Yang, the essence of Hwa Rang Do, hard techniques:
Hwa Rang Do, teaches both the martial art (moo-sul) and healing art (in-sul). If one is able to injure or worse, then he/she should know how to heal as well, once again maintaining harmony through balance of opposites.