What is Jinyoung Ssang Kum Ryu Haedong Kumdo

According to the United World Haedong Kumdo Federation, Haedong Kumdo can trace its origins back to the Silla dynasty of Korea, over 1,500 years. Recorded in the only two remaining documents in Korea’s martial arts history, the Moo Yeh Jee Bo and the Moo Yeh Do Bok Tong Gi, the swordsmanship of Korea has a long and illustrious history.

The practice of Haedong Kumdo worldwide is overseen by Chong Jae Nim Kim Jeong Seong, who, based on the ancient techniques developed the Ssang Kum Ryu or two sword style of Haedong Kumdo.

While beginners start off using the single wooden sword (Mokkum), the ultimate objective is to become proficient in the use of two live swords (Jinggum), both for Kumbup (sword forms) and cutting (paper, bamboo, and wood).


Health and wellbeing

Practice also includes breathing exercises for health and wellbeing and sword sparring, pre-arranged sparring using the wooden sword and free sparring using the padded sword.

Haedong Kumdo is a dynamic martial art, rich in technique, beginning slowly and building over years of practice to fast, accurate sword skills designed to be used by one person against many opponents.


Details, Where and When

Haedong Kumdo classes at White Tiger Martial Arts:

  • Call us for class times

    There are several practice swords available for beginners, so no equipment is needed to get start your journey in Haedong Kumdo, all you need to do is turn up!

    For further information call Russell Colman on 085 164 4268