Null Kumdo is a discipline that tones the mind and the body. It can be enjoyed by young and old, male and female, and it can be learned and practiced at YMCA Central Branch of Tuscaloosa.
Kumdo, a Korean word which translates to “the way of the sword,” as taught at the YMCA involves a safe form of swordsmanship. The swords are made of bamboo and wood, rather than sharpened steel.
Classes, which are held three times per week, are led by Master Christopher Kim, a sixth-degree black belt. The Null Kumdo classes are open to ages 9 and older. The sport is a form of martial arts, combining spirit and movement and evolving from ancient Eastern Asia, where it was used by soldiers to defend against invasion.
excerpt from article by Becky Hopf, The Tuscaloosa News
In recent years, Kumdo has become a popular form of Mudo, “Martial Way”, throughout the world. We proudly state that Kumdo is one of the best forms of Mudo because it emphasizes your mental and physical well-being. And as you will learn throughout your Kumdo life, Kumdo is based in Hwa-Rang O-gae....
Choong: Be loyal to your country and organization.
Hyo: Be faithful and respectable to your parents and elders.
Shin: Be respectful to your friends and colleagues
Young: Be confident and show courage when facing injustice.
In: Be benevolent.