In honor of my historical middle grade novel, tentatively named Chosen Warrior, I’m posting some pictures of my recent visit to the War Museum in Seoul.
I wanted to do some research on the dress of the Hwarang warriors as well as view the famous turtle ship.
When the Japanese invaded Korea, a group of warriors called the Hwarang, defended their people. They fought using subak, now known as Taekwondo. Chosen students were taught this art in the secret. The Koreans didn’t want their enemies to learn these special skills.
Later, the Hwarang warriors became famous for their flying kick that could knock men off horses. These great warriors inspired the Japanese to create the Samurai Warriors.