Performance Martial Arts Academy students the weapon for the next testing cycle is the Gumdo (Korean Sword) it is designed to give students a chance to train with the most famous of all the martial art weapons. Its purpose is to execute justice with the light of the sword that is as majestic and brilliant as the morning sunlight on the east sea. It is a beautiful and powerful art that originated some 1,700 years ago on Mt. Baekdu in Korea. It has been passed down through the ages, from warrior to warrior.Unlike other martial arts, Gumdo doesn’t require advanced athletic prowess, so it’s the perfect martial art for all ages.
American Taekwondo Association Students, of Performance Martial Arts Academy, will learn how to perform sword forms and one-step combinations, as well as methods in which to draw and sheathe their swords.
Advanced Performance Martial Arts Academy students may also practice sword self defense techniques, bamboo cutting and candle extinguishing.? Overall, a student will develop balance, coordination, concentration and focus through training with the Gumdo.