First 2 classes are Free!
We now offer Haidong Gumdo, a traditional sword art originated from Ancient Korea. It is styled on battlefield scenarios, one against many using a curved sword.
The basic techniques of Haidong Gumdo include cutting, thrusting, stances, movement, meditation and breathing exercises. There is a defined curriculum where students progressively learn new techniques as they advance. It takes pride as a most realistic sword art and student progress from wood practice swords (Mokgums) to sharp steel swords (Jingums) capable of cutting through two inch bamboo poles.
Saturday's at 9 am and Thursdays at 6PM.
Haidong Gumdo students are not required to also be enrolled in Tang Soo Do to join.
Master Faulks has been training since 2007 and teaching locally since 2014. His instructor is Headmaster Jeong Woo Kim, the Chief Education officer for the World Haidong Gumdo Association headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. In addition, Master Faulks has trained and competed in America, South Korea and Australia. As Vice President of the Northeast Haidong Gumdo Masters, he receives advanced training with other Masters, and supports black belt student testing with other schools in the northeast.
Recently, Master Faulks was a member of the USA Demonstration Team at the 2019 Mulimpia in Korea.