The Most Comprehensive Martial Art School in Los Angeles!
"It's hard to accurately portray the quality of this academy without sounding overly effusive. As you would expect from a martial art that strives for perfection in all facets of life; every element is top-notch -- the art itself, how it's taught, the school, and of course the instructors."
- MyFoxLA Review
The West Coast Hwa Rang Do Academy (WCHRDA) is a traditional martial arts school, which teaches and maintains the high values and moral ethics of classic Eastern philosophies. The school opened in 1994 and is headed by Grandmaster Taejoon Lee. Grandmaster Lee is a 8th Degree HRD Black Sash, and is the eldest son of the Founder, Dr. Joo Bang Lee. Though the goals are serious, and the training rigorous, the Academy provides a warm and friendly environment for all - men, women and children.
We are located conveniently in West Los Angeles (map). We are open 6 days a week and have classes for men, women and children of all ages and skill level.
The goal here at our Academy is to understand balance, maximize our human potential, and ultimately achieve harmony with the self, humanity, the world, and the universe. We take our art, our training and our school seriously but we also know how to have fun and enjoy each others company. It is this intensity of spirit within a familial environment that has allowed our school and art to flourish over the years.
Testimonials from REAL Students
"Me, my son and my daughter have been Hwa Rang Do students for the past eight years at Master Lee"s West Coast dojang. Hwa Rang Do is the most intense and complete martial arts of all. It brings extreme physical habilities and immense mental strength. For me it is important to keep training so I can keep applying the doctrines in my daily life, by this I mean discipline, respect, kindness and good health. The West Coast academy is part of my life, it is like another family. At 54 I am trying to become a Kumdo warrior, this is the most simple but difficult martial arts of all...I love it. To be able to combat with Master Lee is a great honor and also a great adrenaline sensation. Hwarang For Ever."