Haedong Kumdo – Hae mean Sea, Dong means East, Kum means Sword and Do means way thus the meaning of Haedong Kumdo is Translated as the Eastern Sword Martial Arts or Haedong Kumdo is Literally translated in to Original Korean Sword Techniques, traditional Kumdo Trained in to Prepare for the real battle.
It’s the traditional Kumdo for real battles, totally different from the training with Jukdo (using sword made bamboo). The trainers of Haedong Kumdo use real sword which weigh 1.2 kg; they drill in a traditional way by unifying Kumbups (the training to get used to the sword), Kyukgum (the training to acquire the skill of cut and thrust), Begi (the training to learn the skill of cutting straw or Bamboo, paper. etc.), Hoheubbub(abdominal breathing) etc.
The techniques of our sword are not only one of most important skills for fighting but also a drill for defending oneself and defeating opponents. By improving physical strength, one can exercise endurance.
By practicing the constant changes of subtle acts, the posture become refined and cultivates one’s mind into a noble state of one’s spiritual and physical balance, physical fitness.
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