Texas State

Haidong Gumdo Association

Our Charter

Mission

Our Mission is to promote and support the Korean sword martial art, Haidong Gumdo, in the state of Texas and surrounding regions by creating a world class regional governance organization that supports the World Haidong Gumdo Federation, and US Haidong Gumdo Federation, helps onboard new schools, effectively disseminates the curriculum of Haidong Gumdo, and helps member schools promote and grow their businesses so that the lives students, instructors, and masters can all be enriched through their studies and efforts.

Vision

Our vision is to advance and grow the adoption of Haidong Gumdo in Texas and surrounding states so that it becomes one of the most popular and successful martial arts while at the same time requiring member schools to adhere to strict ethical principles,  and requiring the teaching of a uniform and high caliber curriculum.

Objectives

Our objectives in growing Haidong Gumdo are:

  • to promote the adoption of Haidong Gumdo by korean martial arts schools in our region.
  • to support the growth of Haidong Gumdo school student enrolment by helping member schools effectively promote their martial art.
  • to provide an in-depth and well designed curriculum that follows the World Haidong Gumdo Federation program
  • to use all tools at our advantage including frequent masters training, seminars, books, DVDs and web based technologies to provide the intricate details of the Haidong Gumdo curriculum to member schools and instructors
  • to create a community of Haidong Gumdo practitioners in our region that can support it's students and instructors, and help them grow as martial artists through the use of tournaments, seminars, workshops, and through creating active on-line communities to help our members interact.
  • to prove a governance structure that clearly and fairly manages the Haidong Gumdo program at member schools
  • to provide affordable, and durable martial arts clothing, equipment, and merchandise to member schools