hwoarang actually means young flower. This was actually a military campaign during the three kingdom era in Korea. one of the kingdom called Silla, promoted this term "Hwoarang" which had a few philosiphies for the young soldiers to live by.
1) never run from a battle
2) obey you parents
3) be kind to your siblings
4) be royal to country
members of the hwoarang were actually aristocrats, who were trained in special martial arts. It was because of these soldiers who were trained with the "Hwoarang" mentality, Silla was able to defeat the 2 other kingdom: Goguryo, and BaekJae.
The martial arts they practiced is called Hwoarangdo. Check it out.
Hwoarang is a way of life, of the youth.
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