Haidong Gumdo (Korean Swords)
The History and Tradition of the Haidong Gumdo
The Haidong Gumdo originated in the ancient kingdom of Korkuryo(Korea). In the beginning Sulbong sunin, who mastered the secret of swordmanship, established the training dojang(Workout area) called SamuRang, and taught his disciples Gumdo.
Samurangs adopted loyalty, filial piety, courtesy, Justice, faithfulness, intelligence, virtue and physical soundness as their ideals for the training of the mind and body.
They served the Great King of Kwangkaeto(AD 371-384) to build a great and mighty kingdom. Haidong gumdo means the ‘Light’ of the sword as the ‘Energy’ rising up in the morning in the Eastern see.
Outstanding features of the Haidong Gumdo
Haidong Gumdo is a family martial art that 3 generations may practice together.
Haidong Gumdo is a traditional martial art reflecting the glories of the ancient Korean.
kingdom that ruled over eastern Asia.
You can manage an emergency situation or counter violence with self-defense.
training of Haidong Gumdo.
Exercising with a sword, learning Haidong Gumdo increases the practitioner’s level of concentration than any other methods.
Haidong Gumdo assists you to overcome yourself, release stresses and refine yourself with hard training.
Haidong Gumdo helps students to nourish their minds to obtain patriotism, filial piety, royalty and faithfulness.
Practicing Haidong Gumdo, you will exercise the whole body to perform various techniques.
Haidong Gumdo improves the practitioner’s muscle endurance, reaction time, and sense of balance.
Haidong Gumdo improves the practitioner’s level of confidence.
Haidong Gumdo combines breathing exercises and meditation with physical training so that practitioners learn to control their mind as well as their body.
From the young to the old, and both male and female can learn Haidong Gumdo.
Haidong Gumdo is an international martial art that is trained in 50 countries by a million practitioners in the world.
Wild Rose- The way of Haidong gumdo person
Cutting a wild rose
And enclosing it in a letter to an opponent
A warrior in ancient times
Let the opponent to know his skill without a combat. The way of the sword is
The way of the righteousness
And the way of the truth.As you hold a sword and breathe calmly
Your soul will quiet down like a tranquil lake
When you swing a sword
With a determination to cut anything in the way
your heart will blaze up like a smelting furnace. Would you cut off
All the worldly temptations with a sword
And join us in the way of the haidong? See you in Haidong Gumdo Class