Hwa Rang Tul
Hwa Rang is the name given to an army of young warriors from the Silla dynasty of Korea. They were first mentioned in AD 600, and over the years they gradually became a significant force in the unification of Koreas three kingdoms.
Hwa Rang means "flowering youth", and comprises of 29 movements which refer to the 29th Infantry Divison where Tae Kwon-Do was developed.
Hwa Rang consists of 29 movements.
In Depth Knowledge
The Hwa Rang were a group of young men who were both highly educated and expertly trained. They studied from a very young age, mastering many forms of military combat, but also focus sing on the arts and literature.
The Hwa Rang were noted for their horsemanship as well as the array of weapons they used, including unarmed combat. They specialised in battle tactics and many of these have been used by modern armies, allowing small numbers to attack and overcome a larger force.
The Hwa Rang often led the Silla army into battle.