Weekend of Haedong Kumdo

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Grand Master Kim Jeong Seong of the United World Haedong Kumdo Federation visited Helsinki last weekend to hold a seminar on Korean traditional swordmanship.

Helsinki Haedong Kumdo seminar 2008 participants

The weekend was a very interesting combination of various sword forms, two sword sparring and cutting and control exercises. We also held examinations for various belt levels, where I attained 1st keub (red-black). Our instructors Jose and Mika reached the 2nd dan in the art.

Jose and Mika displaying Jedo Gumbup

Photos by me and Vilja are available online. Those interested in Haedong Kumdo can see more and try it in our next demonstration on March 17th in Ressu school in Helsinki. Here is a small teaser.

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