Buddy Week For Women

Looking to get fit, lose weight and take control of your personal security?

Join Us for Buddy Week
and Experience a World of Self-Confidence,
Physical Fitness and Self-Defense,
Unavailable Anywhere Else!

If you’re looking to get fit, lose weight and learn effective self-defense to bring out the best of you for 2017, then all of that and much more is available at the Hwa Rang Do Martial Art Academy!

You Are Invited!

Tigers BEG Class Age 4-6
Tue 5/23 & Thur 5/25 – 4:30 to 5:10pm
Tigers ADV Class Ages 4-6 Mon 5/22 & Wed 5/24 – 4:30 to 5:10pm
Juniors – BEG Class Age 7 -12 Tue 5/23 & Thur 5/25 – 5:15 to 6:10pm
Juniors – ADV Class Age 7 – 10 Mon 5/22 & Wed 5/24 – 5:15 to 6:10pm
Teens & Adults – All Ages 13 & up Tue 5/23 & Thur 5/25 – 7:15 to 8:10pm
Acrobop Gymnastics & Tumbling
All Kids
Friday 5/26 – 5:15 to 6:00pm
TLK Afterschool Kids -> Must Come With Buddy to one of the above listed times for your rank.
NOT Afterschool sessions

No doubt someone thinks very highly of you and for having invited you to come check out a Tae Soo Do/Hwa Rang Do® class. Under our 2000 year old tradition, it’s a great honor to be invited to train in our powerful yet beautiful art. Congratulations!

What is Buddy Week and
Why Have You and Been Invited?

Buddy week is time where the Hwa Rang Do Martial Art Academy opens its doors to the general public to get a “sneak-peek” on what exactly goes on in class. Students of all ages at the academy are encouraged to bring in friends, families, co-workers, etc. to share this experience.

It is a special opportunity for them to share with you an integral part of his / her life and also a chance for you to witness first-hand the type of training and development that is available to you.

You will get the opportunity to meet our great Instructor Team, and also a chance to meet some of our students, which consist of people from all walks of life including doctors, attorneys, chefs, engineers, professors, construction workers, educational specialists, technology professionals among many others including mothers.

You’ll come to understand that what sets Hwa Rang Do Academy apart from other schools, is not just what our students are in their everyday lives, but what they aspire to be in and outside our Hwa Rang Do Academy.

And especially for us ladies, there is a great community for us here too.  While most other martial art schools in the area are 90% men – at this school we are 50/50!  So, you can be sure to feel welcomed and get incredible training too!

Simply put, by coming to check out a free class you will:

  • Participate in a part of your friend’s life that’s very important to him / her
  • Get in a good workout
  • Meet our Instructor Team and learn how our program can help you continue your mental and physical development
  • Meet some really cool people
  • Learn some basic martial art “moves”

What is Tae Soo Do® and Hwa Rang Do®?

Tae Soo Do® is the Undergraduate Program for beginner Martial Artists. It is designed to help understand the fundamentals, basic mechanics, and philosophies inherent in the practice of martial arts. The Curriculum Includes:

  • Linear and Circular Kicking
  • Linear and Circular Blocks and Hand Strikes
  • Combinations: Kickboxing
  • Practical self-defense Techniques
  • Basic Joint Manipulation
  • Basic Takedowns and Throws
  • Basic Ground Fighting and Choking
  • Weaponry: Ssang Jyel Bong (Nunchucks), Jang Bong (Long Staff), Jang Gum (Sword)
  • Beginner to Advanced Forms: Weapon and Open Hand
  • Sparring: Light to Medium Contact
  • Basic Acrobatics and Falling Techniques
  • Stretching and Agility Drills

Hwa Rang Do® is the most comprehensive system of self-defense and combative techniques in the World. This system has been developed in accordance to the ancient principles of Um-Yang, which emphasizes balance in life and harmony with others and nature.

  • Hard/Linear Movements

  • Soft/Circular Movements
  • Foot & Hand Techniques
  • Joint Manipulation/ Joint Locks
  • Takedowns, Throws & Sweeps
  • Ground Fighting / Grappling
  • Traditional & Modern Weaponry
  • Internal Energy Development
  • Meditation & Breathing Techniques
  • Healing Arts
  • Philosophy & Ethics
  • Development of Character & Leadership Skills
  • Light Contact Point Sparring
  • Full Contact Fighting and Conditioning
  • Weapon Fighting

Benefits of Training

  • Mastery of a very comprehensive system of self-defense techniques – striking, joint manipulation, joint locks, takedowns, grappling, aerial attacks, weaponry and much more.
  • These techniques are complimented with personal instruction to help you more effectively execute them based on your body-type, size and strength.
  • Physical fitness and weight loss as a byproduct of training.
  • Improved strength, balance, coordination and muscle memory to improve over quality of life.
  • Personal development and growth through training, meditation and strong mentorship.
  • With full membership – FREE Kumdo (sword fighting), Acrobop (tumbling & gymnastics), and additional Sparring and Grappling Classes.
  • New friends and quality people to network or have fun with.
  • Special children’s classes available to aid in all aspects of child development.

What We Are Not

We don’t aspire to be or even compete with generic Mixed Martial Arts schools that are out there today. We care for each of our students and the individual journey that takes place for them. What one can do physically is only the beginning. We as students work hard everyday to build character, integrity, discipline, loyalty, along with mental and physical strength and well-being.

And if you have seen any of the dozens of Hwa Rang Do® Videos online, it becomes obvious that what we strive for is to be extraordinary. Up for the challenge?

Come Try Us Out and Learn Something of Real Value!

We guarantee that this FREE Class will not only be a fun and rewarding experience for you, it will also be a test of physical and mental will as you get a taste of our total martial art approach. Remember…

Come to Class with your Friends!

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FREE Classes available May 22 – 26!

Tigers BEG Class Age 4-6
Tue 5/23 & Thur 5/25 – 4:30 to 5:10pm
Tigers ADV Class Ages 4-6 Mon 5/22 & Wed 5/24 – 4:30 to 5:10pm
Juniors – BEG Class Age 7 -12 Tue 5/23 & Thur 5/25 – 5:15 to 6:10pm
Juniors – ADV Class Age 7 – 10 Mon 5/22 & Wed 5/24 – 5:15 to 6:10pm
Teens & Adults – All Ages 13 & up Tue 5/23 & Thur 5/25 – 7:15 to 8:10pm
Acrobop Gymnastics & Tumbling
All Kids
Friday 5/26 – 5:15 to 6:00pm
TLK Afterschool Kids -> Must Come With Buddy to one of the above listed times for your rank.
NOT Afterschool sessions

Hwa Rang Do Testimonials

I have trained in Tae Soo Do and now Hwa Rang Do for over 10 years now. Since joining, my life has taken some serious ups and downs, but my training has helped keep me strong. Hwa Rang Do has taught me that life is a journey, not a destination, and through my training I have significantly improved myself physically, mentally, and spiritually. I have discovered that training in Hwa Rang Do is a very worthy life journey, and I plan on continuing until a very old age.

Alina C.

I am writing from Stuttgart, Germany to let you know what a great organization the Hwa Rang Do Minneapolis Academy is. Early last spring, my son and I began Tae Soo Do classes at the Minneapolis Hwa Rang Do Academy. I had been looking for a place where my son could learn a physical discipline in a safe environment, and where I could get a decent work out. I had looked into several studios in the South West Metro, and always saw an impressive array of trophies and lots of exciting advertising. After visiting the Hwa Rang Do Dojang on Nicollet Ave, observing a class and talking with Instructor Sirny, we were impressed and decided to try a month of classes. Seven months of classes later, my husband changed jobs and we moved to Germany.
In Germany I spent months looking for Dojang locations: Hwa Rang Do and Tae Soo Do are hundreds of kilometers from our town, and other martial arts start children at age 7 at the earliest, most at age 10. My son started a trial of beginning Judo a month ago, and, while he enjoys some of the games, there are no children of his age/height for grappling and throws, and the structure was not developed for younger children. The older kids seem to learn and enjoy their classes, but the classes are not as well organized as was my son’s Tae Soo Do Little Tigers class.
I have begun Tae Kwon Do classes, and find it to be a good work out, however there is much to miss at Hwa Rang Do. Where I am now, the students are not very disciplined, and it can be hard to see demonstrations – no one in front takes a knee so students in back can see. There are no weapons and no grappling. No targets, no heavy bag and no wave bag. No stage, no sound system, no mirrors. No matted floors. No waiting area/lounge. No magazines, no artwork, No chance to buy uniforms or supplies. No air-conditioning. Board-breaking is done with re-usable plastic break-away boards. Not nearly the experience of the “dojang” I miss. The class may be less expensive than the membership at Hwa Rang Do, but clearly you get what you pay for!
We expect to move back to Minneapolis within the next year, and we very much look forward to re-joining the Hwa Rang Do Minneapolis Academy. From the facilities to the staff and the basic philosophy, you are blessed with a wonderful opportunity. 

~ Kathryn LJ.

I joined Tae Soo Do because I have always been interested in the concept of martial arts. This club was just too convenient to pass up! After joining I found both a physical and mental workout and greatly enjoyed it. For all of you who are looking for a great workout activity (perhaps you could stand to lose a few pounds – just like me!) and hate, for example, running/jogging, this may be something you should try. I have never sweat so much in my life at some of the workouts here.

Pamela M. 

I began my training a few years ago. Prior to joining the school, my only martial art experience came from the kickboxing class at the local gym. I had just moved to the cities and was looking for a new way to meet people and a form of exercise that would not bore me after a week. After weeks of driving pass the school, I worked up the courage to try it out. One thing that intrigued me about Hwa Rang Do, compared to other styles, was its holistic approach. Hwa Rang Do has strengthened and challenged me both mentally and physically. I love the balance between the killer workouts and meditation sessions. The meditative sessions have allowed me to be more focused and patient in all of my tasks while the training itself is varied and comprehensive. We do everything from punch-kick fighting to grappling and sparring. My favorites are the long and staff forms. I love the intricate details of the movements.
New experiences are always a little unnerving, but being one of a few females in a predominantly male sport was flat out frightening. As a woman, I learn and approach problems differently then the men in my classes. Fortunately, here at the school, there are a large number of women training and the level of solidarity and support among the Hwa Rang Do/Tae Soo Do women is unmatched. Encouragement does not end with the women, there is a true sense of family from the entire dojang. Over the last year I have been pushed to enhance myself as an athlete and as an individual. With the help of my instructors and fellow classmates, I have exceeded my own expectations and I am excited to see what I may accomplish next. You cannot fail, this family will not let you.

~ Mangan G.