Northwind Swords

Haidong Gumdo in Northern Minnesota

About The Posse

Northwind Martial Arts LLC offers training in Haidong Gumdo, a Korean sword martial art, in Bemidji, Minnesota and Fisher, Minnesota.


Master Burns (left) with Master Koivisto at the presentation of Northwind Martial Arts' school flag.
Master Burns (left) with Master Koivisto at the presentation of Northwind Martial Arts’ school flag.

Northwind Martial Arts’ instructor is Master Bruce Burns.

A previous student of traditional fencing under Master Ernest Kirally, Eyal  Yanilov’s Krav Maga, and Tae Kwon Do under Mr. Kiel Soon Park, Bruce Burns is a 3rd Dan instructor in the U.S.A. Haidong Gumdo Association.

Our school’s lineage in Haidong Gumdo:

  • Grand Master Kim, Jeong Ho (WHGF President)
  • Master Lee (WHGF Vice-president)
  • Master Kim, Jeong Woo (WHGF Director of Education)
  • Master Marshall Parnell (USA Senior Chief Master)
  • Master Robert Frankovich (Midwest Haidong Gumdo)
  • Master Justin Koivisto (Range Martial Arts)
  • Master Bruce Burns

 


CM Frankovich vs KatieOur Assistant Instructor is Mrs. Katie Malbraaten. Mrs. Malbraaten holds a 1st-degree black belt in Haidong Gumdo and a 1-st degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. She is also a state champion archery competitor.

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