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THE SOCIETY OF HWARANG

This site is sponsored by the oldest executive protection training academy in the country: Executive Security International (ESI). However, THE SOCIETY OF THE HWA RANG is a free association of martial artists devoted to the arts as a profession. When it was created in 1996,  THE SOCIETY  primarily,  but not intentionally, came from backgrounds in the Korean arts of Hapkido, Hwa Rang Do, Kuk Sool Won, but is open to all systems and styles. 

THE SOCIETY's affiliation with the soft Korean arts is an accident of history due to the personal narrative of its founder, Bob Duggan, who became a devotee of Hapkido/Hwa Rang Do in 1968, and in 1980 founded  ESI. It was in the year of '68 that he and his close friend, Vicente Montenegro were initiated into the arts as the first students of Grand Master Joo Sang Lee, and in 1972 came under the personal tutelage of his younger brother, Grand Master Joo Bang Lee, founder of the World Hwa Rang Do Association.   

THE SOCIETY OF THE HWARANG is sponored by workout gear lab and is open to martial artists of every discipline. THE SOCIETY's membership is international, non-sectarian, non-exclusive, and organized on democratic principles.  It is devoted to seeking knowledge in the fighting arts, to critique our most cherished assumptions with the goal of establishing rigorous standards of excellence, and apply these concepts to professional careers in the field of protection, security, law enforcement and military careers. 

THE SOCIETY's mission will include sponsoring martial arts seminars for security professionals and martial art enthusiast.  We will examine the historic roots, training regimen and professional calling and craft of the martial arts. We will critically examine technique and methods of training, their origin and application to the real world outside the Dojang. We will take a special interest in the use of the these arts in such professions as Executive Protection or Bodyguards, Security Specialist, law enforcement and the Special Force units in the military. Those martial artists who wish to browse a Web Site of the oldest school in the U.S. that specializes in the training of professional bodyguards, investigators and intelligence analyst should go to EXECUTIVE SECURITY INTERNATIONAL, LTD.(ESI)


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