The practitioners of haedong Kumdo use training swords (wood and aluminum) as well as real live blade swords that weigh approximately 1-1.2 kg. Sword techniques are not only one of the most important skills in combat, but also improve physical strength, endurance, posture and offer a great stress relief. Training is not only for young people. People of all ages can benefit from training Haedong Kumdo. Men and women train equally and one doesn't need to be fit or have any previous martial arts experience to start. It is a complete system that includes, forms, sparring, drills, cutting using both wooden swords and live blades and training with two swords. Haedong Kumdo is based on concentration, technique and angles. When training with the sword, one develops discipline, reduces stress and enhances mind control. Haedong Kumdo is made up of real sword stabbing and cutting techniques as well as competition formats, abdominal breathing and meditation. Thus the practitioner learns practical self-defense techniques which can be done empty handed thereby increasing confidence and self-esteem.
White Tiger TKD
MASTER AN'S TAE KWON DO STUDIO
Haedong Kumdo is a completed state of Korean martial art using sword, cutting off, fighting, breathing, etc. It has been developed by many swordsmen and trainers.Now there are many branches that are trying to develop this field continually in Korea. It is considered more important to make it well qualified than to gather more people. Then people of all ages can enjoy their training more than before.United World Haedong Kumdo Federation have been keeping on trying and developing to flourish it and enhance it's prestige through using Haedong Ssang Kumdo (using two swords) and Haedong Kummu (sword dance), Kumjogsul (technique mixed with sword and foot) and so on.These kinds of sword training will be able to perform on stages, practice in the mountains or riversides as well as in the gyms. Frequent and easy contacts with sword training will make more trainees notice that they will have lots of benefits spiritually and physically.