Hwa Rang Do®’s Weapon Fighting (Black Belt Magazine – January 2014)
Grandmaster Lee's task at hand: modernize hwa rang do's sword method for more modern appeal while preserving expression, uniqueness and safety. No easy task, surely -- but Lee is no ordinary martial artist.
Interview and Feature on Grandmaster Taejoon Lee in his youth, when he was attending the University of southern California teaching at the World Headquarters and the foundling of the Hwa Rang Do Intercollegiate Society. This was his first Cover Story.
The 20th Century Prisoners – Knights of Present Longing For Warrior Past (Inside Kung Fu - April 1986)
In this Cover Story as one of the very few Traditional Korean Martial Artists to grace it's cover, Grandmaster Taejoon Lee discusses the hard realities of trying to live as a Hwarang Warrior in the Modern World.
Defend, Takedown, Submit! Hwa Rang Do®’s 3-Stage Fight Formula (Black Belt Magazine - Feb 2006)
In the self-defense world, the hot topic is mixed martial arts. In this eclectic arena, almost anything goes when it comes to techniques. The nonstop action has drawn in a whole new generation of competitors and spectators. Long before TV cameramen pointed their lenses on the octagonal ring, however, an art of countless possibilities and similar guiding principles bloomed on Korean soil.