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  1. TwistOfLemon is offline

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    Posted On:
    7/10/2008 3:10am

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     Style: Haidong Gumdo

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    Quality of Haidong Gumdo

    Hey there all,

    I think it's been pretty clearly established that the history of haidong gumdo as advertized by the organization is bogus.

    What about the art itself though? What is your judgement about whether or not the training is any good?

    Technically? Combat application? Forms? Cutting?

    What say you?
  2. DerAuslander is offline
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    Posted On:
    7/10/2008 7:34am

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     Style: BJJ/C-JKD/KAAALIII!!!!!!!

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    Combat applicability of Haidong Geomdo?!?

    Ok Highlander, time to stop smoking.

    It's a modern sword art that combines material drawn from JSA, the Muyedobotongjo, & Mantis. It was never a battlefield art.
    if you wanna have fun playing with swords, do it. All the cute Korean girls do HDGD.

    But if you're looking for combat ability for the sword....*draws pistol*
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    Posted On:
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    a kendoka from korea once told me that many people from HDGD will participate in kendo tournaments and do relatively well.

    It should be worthwhile to check it out, but be wary of the LARP!
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    Posted On:
    10/09/2008 9:51pm

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     Style: Haidong Gumdo

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    I'm a red belt In Haidong Gumdo and I compete in martial art tournaments where every form and weapon is showcased and over all I usually win. I don't really think I'll be walking around the street with my katana anytime soon but if it were legal you better know that my skills are good and heads would roll not to mention fingers , toes and an occasional penis
  5. antman is offline

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    Posted On:
    10/09/2008 10:17pm


     Style: Silat, New to Hsing- Yi

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    what and where are theses tournaments?
  6. Ninjarick is offline

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    10/09/2008 10:23pm

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     Style: Haidong Gumdo

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    The last one I entered was the NYS Martial Arts Championship which is usually held in State University of N.Y. in farmingdale N.Y. but this year was held in Lindhenhurst High School N.Y.
    All fighting forms as well as weapons both traditional and open are showcased along with shcool demo's . Point sparring etc.
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    Posted On:
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     Style: BJJ/C-JKD/KAAALIII!!!!!!!

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    How can an art less than 50 years old have traditional forms?
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    Posted On:
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     Style: xingyi

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    YouTube - Haidong Gumdo Competition

    Meh looks fun. I don't know about cutting heads and toes but, anyway.

    Yes, be careful of the Larp.
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    Posted On:
    10/10/2008 10:33am


     

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    I was learning a form from HDGD form my Korean TKD instructor, along with some shinai sparring. It was certainly fun and he was very serious about the training, which was one on one. But what about the "combat application"?

    I would say that while nobody seriously carries a sword anymore, I did tend to have my bokken in the back of my car with my other MA gear. While I never had a need to, I'm sure if I were to get attacked while near my car AND the door was open AND I didn't want to drive away, I was very confident in my ability to grab the hardwood bokken and ruin somebody's day. That is about the shortest line to combat application I can really think of.

    IMO I think learning single stick or single knife fighting in line with Philipino martial arts would be much more practical, if that is what you are looking for. I believe the single stick training would be more applicable to random objects you would pick up than learning LARP style weapons like the kama or sai.
  10. Ninjarick is offline

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    Posted On:
    10/10/2008 1:29pm

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     Style: Haidong Gumdo

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    I realize that my training wouldnt really prepare me for street combat unless I went back to ancient japan or korea in a time machine. I'm currently looking for another style that would be more practical to life situations perhaps Krav Maga but first I'm gonna go for my black belt in HDGD regardless of what everyone else thinks of it . I have to say I feel spiritually connected to the movements with my sword.
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