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Complete history and chronology of Hwarang-Do

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Chronology

10/15/1936

 

Dr. Joo Bang Lee's Birthday

3/1/1942

 

Founder Dr. Joo-Bang Lee and his brother, Joo-Sang Lee begin their formal training from Suahm Dosa

12/1/1948

 

Due to the communist takeover of North Korea, the Lee Family moved to South Korea

10/1/1956

 

Lee Brothers attain Master level of Dae Dong Ryu Yu Sool

4/15/1960

 

Dr. Joo-Bang Lee founded the name HWA RANG DO
First HWA RANG DO HDQTS open. (Seoul, Korea)

10/3/1960

 

1st HWA RANG DO Open Martial Arts Expo is held at HWA RANG DO Hdqts. (Jong Ro, Seoul, Korea)

11/1/1962

 

The Lee Brothers found the Korean Martial Art Assoc. (Han Kuk MuSool Hwe)

6/16/1964

 

Henry Tae Joon Lee (Birthday)

5/27/1968

 

The Lee Brothers unify the Korean Martial Arts & Open Expo at the request of Korea's President Park.
Hwa Rang Do Founder Dr. Joo-Bang Lee receives highest rank of 8th Dan Degree in Hap Ki Do. (Seoul, Korea)

8/1/1968

 

HWA RANG DO Demonstration Invitation for Japan's FUJI TV. (Tokyo, Japan)

8/15/1968

 

Head Grandmaster Joo-Sang Lee opens first HWA RANG DO Academy in USA. (Los Angeles, California)

9/1/1968

 

Dr. Joo-Bang Lee receives LION'S AWARD - given to the Best Martial Artist in Korea. (Seoul, Korea)

7/7/1969

 

Suahm Dosa passes on. Founder Dr. Joo-Bang Lee becomes the 58th heir to the title of Hwarang and Supreme Grandmaster

12/1/1969

 

HWA RANG DO Demonstration on NBC-TV 's "The Steve Allen Show" - worldwide distribution

8/20/1971

 

Eric Tae Hyun Lee (Birthday)

2/1/1972

 

HWA RANG DO Demonstration for H. Humphrey Presidential Fundraising Campaign

7/1/1972

 

HWA RANG DO Founder Dr. Joo-Bang Lee arrives in the United States of America -at this time there were 68 Hwa Rang Do schools in Korea.

7/15/1972

 

Rainbow Publication's BLACK BELT MAGAZINE features Grandmaster Joo-Sang Lee on it's cover

7/16/1972

 

HWA RANG DO exhibition at the Oriental Culture Festival for the City of Los Angeles

8/1/1972

 

Supreme Grandmaster Dr. Joo-Bang Lee opens The World Hwa Rang Do Association Headquarters inDowney, CA.

8/13/1972

 

NBC Documentary of HWA RANG DO Nae Gong Technique is produced for worldwide distribution.

12/1/1972

 

PROBE MAGAZINE features Supreme Grandmaster Dr. Joo-Bang Lee on it's cover for the premiere issue

1/9/1973

 

HWA RANG DO on Korea's TBC- TV Show

6/16/1974

 

The 15th World Hwa Rang Do Assoc. Martial Arts Championships & Expo is held.

10/1/1974

 

HWA RANG DO techniques taught to Instructors at L.A. County Sheriff's Academy

12/25/1974

 

World Martial Art Demonstration & Expo - HWA RANG DO receives BEST MARTIAL ART AWARD.

3/10/1975

 

U.S. Army Special Forces Training Program begins Hand-to-Hand Combat School conducted by Michael Echanis

5/7/1975

 

Arizona Governor, The Honorable Raul Castro, presented with an honorary Black Belt in HWA RANG DO

10/11/1975

 

HWA RANG DO Exhibition for American Cancer Society

5/8/1976

 

WHRDA Exhibition at Utah University

 

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