haedong gumdo/kumdo

Discussion in 'Weapons' started by anonymousblackbelt, Oct 24, 2019.

  1. anonymousblackbelt

    anonymousblackbelt New Member

    is it a real fighting art or is it not for combat
  2. Thomas

    Thomas Combat Hapkido/Taekwondo

    I guess it depends what you are looking for. There isn't a lot of 'combat' being done today with swords, but if I recall, kumdo (Korean take on Japanese kendo) does have competitions with armor and such to allow for full contact practice. I recall reading some concerns over some of the Haedong Kumdo groups, so I would look into any group before joining up. I would say that if you are looking for some martial arts exercise that includes full contact application of sword skills, it may not be a bad choice. If you are looking for practical self defense, there may be better offerings.

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