What is Gum Do?
Gum Do is the traditional, time-honored Korean art of the sword. Gum Do includes training for both the mind and the body, which function as one with the weapon as an extension of the student’s body. The training is rooted in various techniques that include movements for attacking and defending. Unlike other sword arts, Gum Do focuses on the concept of “one versus many”, or more specifically, battlefield combat. Gum Do students will not only become more efficient in the use of a weapon, but will also find an increase in mental strength and will. This art is perfect for those interested in challenging themselves mentally while gaining unparalleled physical benefits, as well.
Who is the governing body for Gum Do?
Our Students will be certified as Black Belts by the Haidong Gumdo Association based out of Soul Korea
What can Gum Do do for you?
- Increases your level of concentration and focus
- Improves your muscle endurance, reaction time and balance
- Teaches you the virtue of patience
- Enhances your self confidence
- Strengthens your upper body
- Develops your overall body conditioning
- Teaches you how to defend yourself
What kind of sword do we use?
The student will start their training with a wooden sword, this will help the student have an understanding along with the training of how the sword is handled and with time the student must make the sword part of their body.
The student will be able to use a sword with no cutting edge but with the weight of a real sword to cut soft tissue such as apples, cucumbers, and squash, this will start the training of cutting without danger.
Sword cutting is a beautiful way of showing precision, technique and the power that this weapon has when used correctly.