What is Haidong Gumdo?

What is Haidong Gumdo?

Haidong Gumdo is a Korean Sword martial art that has been established in 1982. This martial art can be enjoyed by anyone and has a lot of benefits for modern people who have such a busy lifestyle.

  1. The muscles and joints are strengthened and they become more flexible through the Ki stretching exercises.
  2. The blood circulation is stimulated.
  3. Meditation and breathing exercises enhance the development of internal energy and are helpful in calming both the mind and body.
  4. The level of concentration and awareness will improve a lot by the practice of Haidong Gumdo.

Achieving a perfect harmony of these elements is essential in order to, eventually, be able to practice with a real, heavy and sharp sword. Training Haidong Gumdo is a great instrument in gaining a strong mind and body, which are the best tools to develop a high level of assertiveness: an absolutely necessary quality in nowadays society. Haidong Gumdo is the perfect martial art for character development, the education of correct etiquette and a full body workout!

The meaning of Haidong Gumdo

(Hai) / Sea
(Dong) / East
(Gum) / Sword
(Do) / Right way

“The true principles of Haidong Gumdo is to execute justice with the sword light, that is obtained at the break of day from majestic and brilliant sunlight that glows over the East Sea.”

credit: United Kingdom Haidong Gumdo Association