What is Haidong Gumdo?

 

 

Haidong Gumdo is a dynamic and exciting sword art which along with its origins and evolution may be traced back through 2,000 years of Korean history. more

Sprit

Loyalty

Filial Piety

Courtesy

Faithfulness

Body

Power

Speed

Balance

Sweat

Mind

Courage

Judgment

Respect

Temperance

 

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Basic Training            

The Basic exercises are the foundation of Haidong Gumdo. By learning these exercises, a practitioner can enhance power and endurance to build a strong body to master sword techniques.

 

Basic Cuts and Stances

 

1

Kima-se

Horse-riding stance

2

Bal-do

Drawing a sword

3

Jyungmyun Begi

Cutting straight forward

4

Jwa woo Begi

Left and right Cut

5

Samdan Begi

Straight cut followed by left an right cut

6

Hwengdan Begi

Horizontal cut

7

Gwangja Begi

Straight cut, left cut, right cut, horizontal cut right diagonal cut and left diagonal cut.

8

Daedo-se

Long or high stance

9

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Palsang-se

(Rooster Stance)

Stand on one leg (normally left) and the sword is normally held vertical on the right side

10

Beom-se

(Tiger Stance)

Back stance

11

Jayun Gyunjuck-se

Ready stance for attacking and blocking

12

Sodo-se

Short or low stance for cutting and stabbing

13

Jocheon-se

Upper ready stance

14

Jiha-se

Lower ready stance

15

Chack Gum

Sheathing a sword

 

 

Training

Haidong Gumdo activities include:

Gumbo (patterns) Practice is the core of sword training. It enhances physical attributes such as spontaneous power generation, balance, spinning techniques as well as the ability to concentrate.
Cutting: The underlying theories of the sword techniques are mastered through cutting practice. A harmony of speed, power, fast sighting and correct footwork is required. Bamboo, stacks of straw, small moving targets and paper are used as cutting material.
Dan Jun Breathing: Through meditation and control of the breathing pattern, a practitioner learns to calm the body and mind as well as the ability to control the self.
Gyukgum (Sparring drills): In order to develop fast reflexes and judgment, a practitioner learns to apply the sword techniques of gumbups in real combat situations.
There are short gyukgum and choreographed gyukgum.

 

Haidong Gumdo 10 Commandments

  • Quietly show respect by bowing before entering and leaving the dojang.
  • Always keep your uniform clean and tidy.
  • Be respectful of others and maintain a proper attitude in the dojang.
  • Do not make excessive noise or disturb the atmosphere of the dojang.
  • Do not practice right after eating a meal.
  • Do not practice, or even enter the dojang under influence of alcohol.
  • Regard the sword as your life and be respectful when handling it.
  • Keep the dojang clean at all times.
  • Do not criticise or look down on other martial arts.
  • A student trying to master sword techniques should maintain an open mind and should not be jealous or easily agitated.

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