Hwoarang is a disciple of Taekwondo master Baek Tusan. He entered the third King of Iron Fist tournament because the Ogre freed by Heihachi Mishima killed his teacher. However, he became a friend and rival of Jin Kazama after they clashed in one of their street matchesKnow more
Hwoarang was a student of a martial artist from South Korea. Thanks to him, he learned the art of taekwondo. He also participated in street fights. His combat tactics were cunning and effective. At first, he feigned his supposed weakness and then attacked the enemy with all his might. So he won many victories. But in one of these street fights, he met Jin Kazama. Their fight ended in a draw. After failing to win - Hwoarang decided to return to his teacher but was unable to do so. The teacher's abode was destroyed...
It was done by the Ogre, who had previously been released by Heihachi Mishima. It was because of this that Hwoarang decided to participate in the King of Iron Fist Tournament.
He then returned to South Korea and became a Special Forces soldier. Hwoarang had a flaw that in an individual, an exceptional situation could become a virtue. He didn't like to obey orders. Because of this, he was disliked by the leadership. For some unknown reason, Hwoarang decided to take over Mishima Zaibatsu.
He left military service to find and defeat Jin Kazama. Interestingly, they eventually became friends. He was arrested for desertion but pardoned for exploits and good service.