THE SPIRIT OF HAIDONG GUMDO
The martial art Haidong Gumdo has not only the aim to develop physical strength, but also to teach the student the spirit of Haidong Gumdo and its basic principles. Therefore Haidong Gumdo should not only be regarded as a martial art but also as a school of life.
BASIC PRINCIPLES OF HAIDONG GUMDO
What does Haidong Gumdo mean?
Haidong Gumdo means "Sword fighting art of the eastern sea" or "The light of the sword like the rising sunrays in the eastern sea", due to the reflections of the sunrays on a sword blade in the morning sunrise. As the Korean peninsula was also called "Land in the Eastern Sea" in China at that time, Haidong Gumdo can also be simply translated as "Korean way of the sword".
HISTORY OF THE SWISS HAIDONG GUMDO ASSOCIATION
Sang Hyun Han
The Swiss association is under the European Haidong Gumdo Association umbrella.
Chul Kyung Lee
The Swiss Haidong Gumdo Association consists of the union of all Haidong Gumdo schools in Switzerland.
The association acts as an organizer of national events and a communication point between Korea and Switzerland.
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WHAT DO YOU TRAIN WITH US?
Haidong Gumdo consists of many different disciplines that train the handling and control of the sword. These different disciplines are then tested at belt exams or tournaments.
The student trains a specific sequence of movements with acrobatic elements.
The student invents his own movement sequence with the sword.
Two students practice a set sequence of movements that simulates a duel.
The student throws a ball or an apple into the air and has to cut the object.
The student trains his cutting precision with a hanging, lined sheet of paper.
The student must extinguish a candle with a vertical cut without touching the candle.
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