Wednesday, March 06, 2024

Gumdo Class

Tonight I was pleased to teach my first Haidong Gumdo (Korean swordsmanship) class.  

Although we are not yet certified by the World Haidong Gumdo Federation, they encouraged us to take on a few hand-picked White-belt students.  This will allow us to practice teaching the basics, which will help us as instructors to get our own practice on the basics.  We're also taking our proposed curriculum on a much-needed shakedown cruise.

Tonight I had three students in class, and we went over the most basic of basics.  Our master instructor Grandmaster Jeong-Woo Kim, Chief of Education for the World Haidong Gumdo Federation, will be back this summer to complete our training and, if all goes well, certify us as instructors.  At that point, we'll open up the class to more students and start awarding rank in Gumdo.

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