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Seminar with Master Oh – October 2019

Over the weekend of the 18th to the 20th of October, Master Oh conducted a seminar or Haidong Gumdo practitioners. Based in Tauranga, New Zealand, the seminar covered all aspects of Haidong Gumdo. The seminar participants came from Australia, New Caledonia, Hutt City, Auckland, Whakatane and Tauranga. Everyone went away…


Seminar Weekend

Haidong Gumdo New Zealand are hosting Haidong Gumdo President, Master Jung Il Oh for the weekend of the 18th, 19th and 20th of October. The weekend is both a refresher and appreciation weekend of the “Enlightened Sword” in New Zealand.


Celebration of our art

August 31st, and Whakatane and Tauranga get together for a celebration of Haidong Gumdo with a grading followed by some practice in disciplines of the art that get missed out. Congratulations to those who successfully graded. Trophies for top female and male practitioners: Whakatane – Alex (male), Brooke (female) Tauranga…


Grading – Tauranga – 4th May, 2019

Congratulations to everyone who graded today! It was a great weekend full of laughs, sweat and hard work. Special thanks to Master Oh from Australia who came and provided a Black Belt Seminar Friday night and Coloured Belt Seminar Saturday morning. His expertise helps to heighten the level of sword…



Haidong Gumdo Grading – Dec 2018

Whakatane and Tauranga got together for a great grading. Instructor Danyel Degenhardt was presented with his 1st Dan certificate to start the day. Both sets of coloured belts performed very well. Ashley received the award for best in grading. All on for a Black belt grading with Master Oh in…


Grading on the 6th of October

Haidong Gumdo Papamoa hosted it’s first grading on Saturday, with local members, Grace Toi, Jacob Hartwell, Eric Morgan and Paul Warren taking the mats. Visitors Dan Degenhardt (testing for 1st Dan) and Andrew Caldwell (testing for 2nd Dan) gave an excellent demonstration to the local club members of the journey…


2nd New Zealand Mulimpia – Sep 2018

Whakatane Club hosted the 2nd Haidong Gumdo New Zealand Mulimpia on the 1st of September. In attendance were competitors from Spain and France (via Scotland), Australia and New Zealand. Brazilian Jiujitsu was also attending. Look through the photos and enjoy. Next year, April 13 and 14 in Tauranga.


Black Belt Presentations

Last night, Haidong Gumdo New Zealand celebrated the raising of Grace and Sophia Tak to 1st Dan Black Belts. The sisters have trained and competed at the Budo South Martial Arts club for the past 3 and a half years. Next for Grace and Sophia is competition- competing at Black…


2018 Mulimpia

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