Fall Master’s Training was a great success and a lot of fun!

Minnesota’s School owners pose with Kwanjangnim J.W. Kim at the end of a great training session!

mn-masters-training-kibon-jasewabegiIt is always a pleasure to get to train with Kwanjangnim J. W. Kim, and we are grateful for all the time he spends flying to North America’s schools from Korea to help the Midwest Haidong Gumdo masters improve their art!  We had a great chance to improve our understanding of the ssangsu paldo-chuggeom techniques, gumbeup, kibon jasewabegi, and many other techniques!

Master Boltz graciously allowed us to use his excellent facilities, and he is constantly at work to make the Boltz Family Martial Arts Academy even better!

master-burns-test-down-thrustThree days together with the region’s school heads is always a treat, no matter how much we end up sweating!  Every time we get together I am reminded what a privilege it is to be part of an organization of great characters, scholars, martial artists, and generally nice people.  Master Frankovich has really set the tone as he leads the Midwest Haidong Gumdo family.

mn-masters-training-everyone-working-hardIt was a great treat to greet our region’s newest masters!  Be sure to keep an eye on the Midwest Haidong Gumdo’s School’s list to see Master Candy and Master J. H. Kim’s locations!  It is always exciting to see more schools join us in the exciting journey of Haidong Gumdo!

master-shirk-and-master-koiviso-test-supported-blockCongratulations go out to Master Shirk of North Star Haidong Gumdo and Master Koivisto of our parent school Range Martial Arts on their successful dan tests!  Their hard work, attention to detail, and leadership showed up on the mat this week, and I am inspired to work harder by their example!

Thank you, Kwanjangnim J.W. Kim and Midwest Haidong Gumdo masters for the great experience.  I can’t wait to do it all again!