Meaning of Hwa-Rang: Hwa-Rang literally means ‘flowering manhood” and was the name of the youth group that originated in the Silla Kingdom. This group was credited with the unification of the three kingdoms of Korea; Baekje, Goguryeo and Silla. The twenty-nine movements represent the 29th infantry where TaeKwonDo developed into maturity under General Choi-Hung-Hi.
Senior brown belts must break boards at testing. One hand and one foot technique is required, only one of which may be performed on cinderblocks. Breaks must be pre-approved by your instructor upon submission of a testing application.