With the aid of 4th Dan Instructor, Russell Chapman, here’s a brief insight into Haidong Gumdo stances as taught within WTMA Haidong Gumdo. Please note that the lecture discusses the textbook version of the stances (because Instructor Chapman can do them) but it is more important (in Master Frankovich’s opinion) that the “intent” behind the stances are followed more than the textbook.

If you understand why the stance is used, it can be modified to fit you! The wide range of variables (age, sex, body type, mileage, etc) greatly affect the stance. Keep in mind that the hips need to drive the technique and should be considered most when doing stances within basic, forms, and other training.

Author: Master Robert Frankovich

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