Dynamic Duo Reign At Arnold Sports Festival

Brooklyn Center residents, Mark and Sarah Wurdeman, placed first and/or second in every event that they competed in during the Arnold Sports Festival 2018 held in Columbus, OH. The international event hosted several hundred competitors in over 40 martial arts divisions. Mark and Sarah, students in Taekwondo (Korean Karate) and Haidong Gumdo (Korean sword) at […]

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Sword Experience 2018 Podcast Interview

About 10 days ago, I was interviewed by the Sword Experience podcasters for an episode. It was released today (Monday April 2, 2018) as part of episode 5. The hosts were fun and the whole experience was something new. You can find the podcast on their site – http://www.brigaderadioone.org/shows/sword-experience/ – with my interview starting at 8 […]

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Awesome Day!

So, today I received the appointment to b the Co-Director of the Gumdo/Kumdo division of the Arnold Sports Festival/Battle of Columbus. this is a great honor bestowed by Supreme Grand Master Choi. T am honored to work with Senior Master Robert Gross on this event. He is an awesome martial artist and I believe that […]

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Fools!

If you don’t make awareness part of everything that you do, you will fall prey to the skills of those who mean you harm. This is from a simple pickpocket to an assailant wanting to harm you. Be Batman and prepare for all options that you can conceive! Don’t leave things out! Make sure that […]

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Hero Round Table (October 23 & 24, 2017)

WHAT IS THE HERO ROUND TABLE? Often called the TED Talks of heroism, the Hero Round Table teaches people how to be more than a bystander. From our humble beginnings in Michigan to our global series on three continents and counting, we’ve already seen attendees go on to do amazing things. Most importantly, the Hero […]

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Master F.’s Rules (Haidong Gumdo edition)

Recently a student commented that she like the rules that I offered as part of training. Well, they’re more guidelines that I offer to students to help develop their technique. I use them so often that students can recite them back to me when asked. Something that needs to be kept in mind is that […]

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Having TOO much fun at seminar!

This is what happens when you tell a bunch of students to “put in the bad guys for [blank] gumbub!” I guess they didn’t have enough direction. **Note: each group had 30 minutes to prepare the gumbub prior to performing it.   Ssangsu Gumbub Sa bon (group 1) Ssangsu Gumbub Sa bon (group 2) Ssangsu […]

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East Central dojang move!

Due to changes with our current host, East Central dojang classes move to the Isanti Community Center starting January 3rd. See the East Central dojang page for a map. The class times don’t change.

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WTMA Class schedule update

Starting January 2017, there will be some schedule changes to add training opportunities.These can be seen on the calendars connected to each dojang location page. We have also partnered with Spring Lake Community Education to provide Taekwondo classes as part of their programming. These classes will happen during the scheduled times below. Below is a […]

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Your Hero’s Journey

I finally took the time to watch the whole documentary. There is SO much that connects to our martial arts training! This is one that I think should be watched and studied. Part of our responsibility as a martial arts school is to help prepare you (The Hero) to go out into your Journey!

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Don’t Stop – Austin Hummel

I hope that I’m this much of an inspiration when I’m 75 years old! Actually, I hope that I’m still moving at all.

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Sword Sparring drill

A 30 step sparring drill to work on timing, distance and concentration. The first 10 cuts done by each are the same (attack/attack). The second 10 has on student matching the others cuts (attack/reflect). The last 10 are a combination of cuts and blocks (attack/defend). The concentration and focus is important as the students may […]

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Mudo Spirit Exemplified!

Austin is on the floor working on material 30 minutes before every class. He has been around the martial arts since the late 1960s and, at 70+ years old, still trains harder than most people that I’ve seen. He’ll deny it but he’s got better thoughts and explanations for how to improve technique than I […]

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USA Haidong Gumdo Special Demonstration

This video is from the 2015 Battle On The Mountain hosted by North American Karate and Fitness (Pennsylvania), which is lead by Tang Soo Do Grand Master/Haidong Gumdo Chief Master Peter Oien. It features the World Haidong Gumdo Federation Director of Education/USA Haidong Gumdo Association president, Kwanjangnim Jeong Woo Kim (on the left), and USA […]

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Now Available !

We have partnered with MyLocker.com to make printed and embroidered items available on-demand with no minimum quantities. Browse through the available items and designs. There are branded logos and stock designs. Please review the pages closely to see what customization is available. http://www.white-tiger-martialarts.com/wtma-store/wtma-clothing-orders/ **Note: the gear bags will still be specially ordered as they come […]

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Leaders Eat Last

Simon Sinek discusses several key points in this presentation. Please take some time for a little homework. I think it is worth the time you’ll invest.

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