Kumdo (Korean Fencing/Kendo)

A Free Beginner's Guide to Kumdo
Rating: 5.0 out of 5 (10 ratings)
222 students
English
Basics of Kumdo

Requirements

  • Jukdo sword (or any long stick)
  • Dobok uniform (optional but recommended)
  • Hogu armor (optional but recommended)

Description

Learn

  • the who, what, when, where, why and how of Kumdo

  • the history of Kumdo

  • the equipment used in practice

  • to strike, stomp, and shuffle

  • how to hold jukdo

  • what gunokal is and its proper forms

  • foot positions and footwork

  • the targets: sonmok, muri, huri, and combo

  • the types of striking steps

  • to count in Korean

  • the types of motions (3, 2, 1)

  • to maximize gigumchae

  • how to stomp

  • big motion striking

  • short motion striking

  • continuous attack

  • yungyuk

  • taegyuk and kodengisahum

  • applied combo

  • form (bongukgumbup and chosonsebup)

  • to care for your equipment

  • a unique martial art from Korea

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Who this course is for:

  • Beginners

Course content

5 sections27 lectures33m total length
  • What’s Kumdo?
    00:44
  • Why Kumdo?
    00:30
  • Who can do Kumdo?
    00:11
  • Where do we Practice?
    00:03
  • Equipment
    00:07
  • How to do Kumdo
    01:09

Instructor

High School student & Kumdo Martial Artist
Jeanne Kim
  • 5.0 Instructor Rating
  • 10 Reviews
  • 222 Students
  • 1 Course

Hi! I'm Jeanne, a senior at Wootton HS in Maryland. I've been practicing Kumdo since 2014, and have a 1st dan Black belt from the Korea Kumdo Association. I've also received 2nd place in the Individual Women's Division at The 25th Fall Eastern US Kumdo Championship (2019). I am very passionate about Kumdo, as it has benefited me in so many ways. In hopes of sharing my passion for Kumdo with others and spreading awareness for the rather unique and unfamiliar martial art, I have created a free course of Udemy for beginners! Especially during this time of a pandemic, I wanted to share with others something that could cure boredom and feed curiosity. Through this course, I hope the tips and tricks I share bring light to the value in learning martial arts, especially Kumdo.