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 also be done empty handed thereby increasing confidence and self esteem.