About Haidong Gumbo


Korean Sword Martial Art

Haidong Gumdo is a traditional Korean sword martial art that offers patterns, candle blow-out, paper cutting, bamboo cutting, straw cutting and also sparring. Its characteristics of incorporating patterns as well as safe sparring make it ideal for any ages and gender.

The basics and patterns are practiced using a wooden sword that offers a great upper body workout and sparring is done using a sponge sword and a helmet with a face protector. This ensures that those sparring will not get hurt during the exercise.

As students achieve higher belts, we encourage them to purchase a blunt blade sword that allows them to practice patterns without the fear of getting cut. Once they are proficient they can practice using live blade sword to cut bamboo and straws which can be highly addictive.

Haidong Gumdo combines breathing exercises and meditation with physical training so that practitioners learn to control their mind as well as their body.

GMA is the NZ headquarter for Haidong Gumdo and affiliated to World Haidong Gumdo Federation. So here is definitely the best place to learn this exciting martial art.

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