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    Anyone practice Kumdo?

    I live in a suburb near seattle and will be returning to my former Kumdo school. I was just curious if anyone here practiced kumdo and what their experiences were? Seems that most of the people here do mostly hand to hand fighting rather than weapon fighting, so was just curious if I was alone here in my weapon based art.

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    I don't but I go to Stony Brook University and appaently we have a crazy good Kumdo team. They nearly beat Harvard last year at some intercollegiate tournament last year. Motherfuckers are harsh.

    I know this didn't help u but I am trying to kill time.

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    I'm certified to 1st degree, trained in Korea. I even got to appear on a 15 minute time filler program with the org. President and 80's film star Na Han Il. I enjoyed it at the time, it was a decent cardio workout but too many forms. I got completely away from doing it after I returned to the U.S.

    In retrospect my time would have been better spent training something else.

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    I found it a little difficult to carry such a large weapon in my back pocket where as my hands and feet always just happen to be with me when I needed them. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharkonis
    I found it a little difficult to carry such a large weapon in my back pocket where as my hands and feet always just happen to be with me when I needed them. lol
    Now all you have to do is learn to use them effectively in combat.

    :XXjester:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin.74
    Now all you have to do is learn to use them effectively in combat.

    :XXjester:
    US Marines, 2nd Force Recon, 2nd FSSG, Camp Lejuene, NC, I think Ill be just fine.

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    I trained in Kumdo in Anchorage, AK with the Alaska Kumdo Federation (a small school) for 2.5 years, and quit about 2 months ago when I moved to AZ. The master of the school was Park (I know, I know), but he moved to Atlanta over a year ago to teach there, because there just wasn't any way to make a living doing it in AK. After he left, his top student, Hong, became the instructor, and was great.

    It was great fun and a great sport, I loved the people that I trained with and was really sad to leave. I gave it up because it has absolutely no compatibility with any other arts - that is to say that being good in Kumdo doesn't make you any better at anything other than Kumdo. It is totally and completely stand-alone. I love the sword and the art and the people, but minus the people, I probably would have stopped doing it long before I did.

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    I have trained formally in Kumdo since 1998 and informally in Kenjutsu since 1987. I currently teach Kumdo at our school in Naperville, IL.
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    i train in a martial art called jopok musul lol, we train the sword the staff and the sashimi knife i currently hold a 2nd degree in this MA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToUnderstand
    ....we train the sword the staff and the sashimi knife.....
    Because you never know when a white tuna will be jumping out of the shadows and kicking your ass:qleft1:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrost
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    My definition of Ki is our energy. it's rather hard to explain it in words. It's not some mystical type of energy like white people...


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