Thank you for checking out the UW-Eau Claire Hwa Rang Do - Tae Soo Do Club! Our club was founded in 1995 and is the longest running facility for Hwa Rang Do in the Midwest. Our club is a branch of the World Hwa Rang Do Association (WHRDA), which is also a 501(c)(3) non-profit humanitarian organization, dedicated to bringing the gift of self-empowerment to those with the greatest needs - both domestically and globally.
What is Hwa Rang Do? Hwa Rang Do is a traditional Korean martial art that was developed in 1960 by our founder, Dr. Joo Bang Lee. Dr. Lee, also known as Do Joo Nim, developed a truly comprehensive art to allow the students to train in several areas of study. Our training includes standard kick-punch fighting, throws and takedowns, ground fighting, joint manipulations, and various weapons training. In addition to our martial training, we also study Asian medicine, meditation, mental focus, and philosophy.
The traditions of the Hwarang go back to the Silla Dynasty in ancient Korea. The legacy of these warriors continued into the modern era. Above all things, Hwa Rang Do is about training the individual in personal excellence, treating others well and with respect, and cultivating the courage to stand by what they know is right.
Classes meet in the wrestling room of the McPhee Strength and Performance Center on upper campus.
Schedule: Our Tae Soo Do classes run two nights a week, every Tuesday and Thursday. Both nights have two classes, from 7:00-8:00 PM and from 8:00-9:00 PM.
We also have the wrestling room reserved on Mondays and Wednesdays nights from 8:30 PM to close. Informal workouts and practices are encouraged!
Directions: Coming in the main McPhee doors from the parking lot, take the first set of stairs on the left side of the room. Take a left after the stairs and follow the hallway.
UWEC Hwa Rang Do/Tae Soo Do was named "Student Org of the Month" for September 2014!