Gumdo

Our Academies are also members of the World Haidong Gumdo Association.

Haidong Gumdo is a Korean sword art which draws from battlefield tactics and techniques from the samurang (korean version of samurai). Students learn forms, step drills, sitting and standing breathing techniques, sparring as well as bamboo and straw cutting. Unlike Kendo and its Korean equivalent, Kumdo, the focus in Haidong Gumdo is not dueling but on the tactics of outdoor, pitched battles.  Haidong Gumdo does have dueling in it, but it is much more dynamic than in Kumdo.  It focuses on multiple attackers and uses a much broader range of techniques and attacks.