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If you’re looking for martial arts lessons for adults or even for the whole family in the Copperas Cove area, Killeen, Harker Heights, Topsey, Fort Hood, Kempner areas, you’ve come to the right place!

In our totally unique, innovative Haidong Gumdo program, you’ll not only learn how to defend yourself and your family in virtually any situation, but you’ll also quickly (and safely) build muscle, melt fat, increase flexibility, and gain a greater sense of peace and quiet self-confidence.

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Haidong Gumdo FAQ…

Haidong Gumdo is a sword based martial art that is rapidly growing in popularity here in Texas as well as the USA nationwide. Gumdo is also known as Kumdo, or Geomdo. Those words are a translation of the meaning of the word ‘sword art’ in Korean language.The meaning of Gumdo is the same as ‘Kendo’ in Japanese. ‘Haidong’ roughly translated was ‘Land by the Eastern Sea’, and was another name for Korea that had been used by other countries in ancient times.Thus, ‘Haidong Gumdo’ means ‘Korean sword art.’ Haidong Gumdo is different than traditional Kendo or Kumdo in that the focus is on battlefield engagements and the need to defend against multiple attackers rather than a focus on a single death blow.

Like other martial arts, Haidong Gumdo trains the body, the mind, and the spirit. It also teaches self- defense, self-confidence, character development, patience, concentration, meditation, and etiquette. If you learn it, you must learn how to respect others, above all. Along with those lessons, you learn two- handed style sword patterns (Ssangsoo Gumbup and Yedo Gumbup, Bonkook Gumbup, etc., ‘gumbup’ means forms), sparring, cutting and many other things.

As you can imagine from the expression “the sword art that can be practiced by 3 generations,” there is no age limit in learning Haidong Gumdo. Starting from around age 8, juniors, teens, adults and even seniors can exercise this sword art. It is not that difficult to see children, parents and grand parents exercise together in Korea. Seeing people of the ages of 50 or 60 who start to learn this sword art is not particular either. You don’t need any martial arts background to start training. In fact, many of our students are the parents of children who have trained in our school, and who wanted to learn a martial art after seeing the benefits of martial art training for their kids. Haidong Gumdo is open to everyone!

Look at what students are saying
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“I love Martial Arts training! With the training I’ve gotten, I have lost 12 pounds and gained great confidence!”
Mike Earl
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“Ever since I started Martial Arts training I’ve become more confident, energetic, and happy! If I can do it, you can do it.”
T’iana Rick
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“I know that practicing the martial arts has helped me! I’ve lost 25 pounds, learned to control my emotions and be happier.”
Chris Nelson
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“Ever since I started Martial Arts, I have the confidence that I can defend myself.”
Lani Johnson