A Chat with US Hwa Rang Kwan Kumdo
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Specially designed wooden floor for safety; great family-like atmosphere; friendly instructors; open Monday through Saturday.
Is your location strictly for adults, or can kids participate as well?
Minimum age is 7 years old, but highly recommended for teens and adults. Our youngest member is 7 and our oldest member is 82.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I began as a student myself and ended up loving the art so much, and my teacher gave me the opportunity to teach under his supervision.
What do you love most about your job?
Meeting nice people on a daily basis who are willing to practice hard and to see them go home after a good workout!
U.S. Hwa Rang Kwan Kumdo
Kumdo means "the way of the sword," and it's easy to see how faithfully the trainers of U.S. Hwa Rang Kwan Kumdo take that meaning. The classes include bamboo swords, full body armor, and face-obscuring masks, as students and master twirl around one another in intricate, technical maneuvers. A scream accompanies each swing of the sword, making kumdo almost as invigorating to watch as it is to practice.