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Haedong Kumdo is a Korean sword art which draws from battlefield tactics and techniques to build a curriculum for mental, physical and spiritual development. Students learn forms, step drills, sitting & standing meditation and cutting (paper, fruit, straw & bamboo).This is a non-contact martial art that is fast paced for good workout but is low impact, which makes it suitable for many age groups. Classes are for those 13 years old and up or with the approval of the Master Instructor.



Headquarters Instructors:
Sabum Robert Frankovich
Kyosa Austin Hummel
Kyosa Mark Wurdeman

Class locations and times are:
Headquarters dojang (Fridley, MN)

Headquarters Dojang Calendar can be found here!

Students can login here to review their curriculum.

Some History
Haedong Kumdo, The Way of the Sword, is an ancient and noble martial art from Korea. Its purpose is to execute justice with the light of the sword that is as majestic and brilliant as the morning sunlight on the east sea.

Geographically, Korea is in a great location. It’s a peninsular nation with ample access to the ocean, as well as being a close neighbor to both China and Japan. Because of its location nearby countries in ancient times often sought to occupy Korea to gain control of its excellent geographical attributes. Korea also frequently struggled with civil war, as opposing dynasties within the country vied with each other for power.

As a result, Korean warriors of old often found themselves fighting off foreign invaders and warriors from rival Korean dynasties. The prevalent state of warfare in Korea gave these Korean warriors the opportunity to practice their sword techniques and find out which techniques neutralized their enemies most efficiently and effectively.