early 70's, Haidong Gumdo was passed onto me from the master Jang Baek San in Kwanak Mountain.
I have been spreading the art within Korea as well as in the Europe, USA, Canada, Mexico, South America, South Eastern Asia, China and Australia so that Korean traditional art can be preserved and enjoyed by more people.
Thanks to Haidong Gumdo families in the world,
we have successfully held 2002 Haidong Gumdo Championship (3,390 participants), 2002 World Haidong Gumdo Championship (10,000 participants from domestics and international) and 2004 World Haidong Gumdo Championship (with 10,000 participants from 31 countries) and 2006 World Haidong Gumdo Championship
from 31 countries) and 2008 World Haidong Gumdo Championship (with 5,000 participants from 30 countries)
I promise that it will grow to become the global festival for Haidong Gumdo families.
I ask your continuous support and interest to achieve this goal.
In December 2002, we built Haidong Gumdowon (Haidong gumdo center) in Korea to bring Haidong Gumdo closer to the world.
Also we are currently building Moodowon (martial art center) in Danyang, Chungbook, Korea. I am certain that Moodowon will become the root and home of all martial artists in the world.
I know that the amazing growth of Haidong Gumdo is due to the love and support of all Haidong Gumdo families in every country.
I will continuously do my best to be the column of Haidong Gumdo.
I humbly bow my head in front of all masters in the world who have been working night and day to spread Haidong Gumdo in the world.
Thank you and Regards,
22nd Oct. 2008
THE WORLD HAIDONG GUMDO FEDERATION
President Jeong-Ho Kim