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What is Kunmudo
is the dance of ancient soldiers. This Kunmudo is that we are in
one with the motions of martial arts and with the music. This is
the dance of artistic martial arts harmonizing a Korean traditional
martial arts with a Korean traditional the music (Ga Ya Gum :Korean
instrument with 12 strings)
The special feature of the Kunmudo
is in one according with our body, our breath, and our music. There
is in one physically and spiritually, that is the ego and the non-ego.
Kunmudo shows the motions softly
and strongly in rise and fall, big and small, and strength and weakness.
This appears circle, square, point, and line. And there is detailed
beauty in a breath and a breath. Kunmudo has Dong Sun Mu (Myong
Sang Mu), Su Bak Hi, Gi Gong Mu, Sun Mu, Chang Mu, Bong Mu, Jin
Gum Mu and Ma Sang Mu.
Origin of Kunmudo
is one of the unique Korean martial art dance which is practicing
ancient sword dance that brings the harmonious power between nature,
and spirit. Kunmudo was originated in Silla kingdom (4th
The at that time, the Wharang (elites in the military
school) used to practice martial art called 'Musa Chum' (Musa means
sword man and Chum means dance) in combination with sword, music,
and dance, as a way of training their body and spirit during the
peaceful time, and it was used as a weapon during the war.
then this types of martial art dance was widely practiced and handed
over the centuries, and it became a form of artistic dance. But
it have been interrupted during the Japanese colonial period (1910
However Kunmudo was
reformed and modified by Jung-Hyo Ha, and established the school
in 1957. Since then it developed and refined by his several students.
Eung-Sun Kang was one of the student, and he improved notably in
the field of SSangkeommu(double sword dance) and Masangmu (pratcing
while horse riding).
He initiated Kunmudo in 1976 and have
been trained for twelve years in the Korean mountain under his master
Jung-Hyo Ha. After his intense training, he could establish his
own Kunmudo school in 1988.
then he is concentrate on teaching his students and continious training
for himself. Since 1990, he was started to be invited frequentely
for the demonstrations and stage performances in many different
occasions, often in cooporation with other traditional musicians
He is the one of the rare martial artist who is
performing as an artistic dancer.
3. Character of Kunmudo
The first, Kunmudo allows the joint of our body to
relax, the symmetry of our right and left body to recover, and the
health of our five viscera and six entails to grow, regardless of
the difference of sex,age, and physical strength.
trains our body symmetry and builds up our mind peace with matching
our traditional music. (Ga Ya Gum, Dae Gum and Geo Mun Go)
Kunmudo is artistic value. The line of motions and the shape of
geometry allow our body and mind to be beautiful, our spirit to
have nature energy. This artistic performance give us to be impressed.
Kunmudo has our mentality be spiritually awakened with the Taoist
The fourth, Kunmudo protects and guards ourselves,
and brings up our physical ability and our artistic presentation
The fifth, Kunmudo trains always without any condition, and
the Kunmudo is our life like food, clothing, and shelter.
Kunmudo has the Taoism, the structural beauty of the human body,
the physical medicine of our Korean system, and the self enlargement
The seventh, Kunmudo has the functions of medical treatment,
cultural art, mental philosophy, and martial arts.
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