Northwind Swords

Haidong Gumdo in Northern Minnesota

Video Refuge

There are many Haidong Gumdo videos out there.
Many of them do little to reflect or enhance the beauty of Haidong Gumdo.

My mission: To do the late-night-insomniac browsing, to assemble the Haidong Gumdo videos that inspire, the videos that make me want to go train harder, or make me blink at how beautiful our martial art can be.  (I will make a special effort to include the videos for, by, or filmed next to masters of the federation.)

-Master Burns

The USA Haidong Gumdo Association has some fantastic practitioners and great masters!  I have a collection of demonstrations from our regional and national groups for your enjoyment.

The European HDGD folks do beautiful work with their two-sword style as well as the standard two-handed grip.

Master Jose Hinojosa has visited and hosted seminars in Minnesota.  We have some videos from his school in Mexico.

I can’t embed this, but it is a demonstration with professional narrators explaining Haidong Gumdo for the lay people.  It has some rather nice bits towards the end, and an excellent translation of Haidong Gumdo.

Before you go to one of our regional pages, check out these videos from the past Mulympics international competitions in Korea (2004, 2008 and 2012)!

Here’s proof that grace, beauty, and power are effective without flips, screams, and hypertension.

This 2008 video has low resolution and high skill!

Our Minnesota compatriots hit the 2012 championship!  If you attend a regional gathering you’ll recognize these faces as some of our highest ranking students and teachers in the region!

And here are the opening demonstrations from the 2012 world championship!

 USA’s Chief Master Parnell got in on the demonstration action!

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