Setting up a club requires an Instructor who is prepared to learn and teach. The Instructor should have a keen interest in teaching and learning a martial art. It is recommended, but not mandatory that the Instructor be a high coloured belt or black belt Martial Artist.
A club does not have full club status until there is a resident Haidong Gumdo Black Belt
Club registration is $275 – a club with a resident Haidong Gumdo Black Belt
As the potential Instructor, you must first contact Garry Carpenter to arrange a training day – with other club members. He is contactable at email@example.com
You, and your students need to fill in the Student Registration Form, downloadable from this link
For grading purposes you (and your students) must have the following
A Federation DOBOK – no belt provided – (purchased through the HGNZ Treasurer) –
A Federation MOK-GUM (purchased through the HGNZ Treasurer) –
As a Yellow belt and above, you should also have a JUK-DO
$60NZ (Shinai from www.fighttimes.co.nz – 36cm is recommended)
For grading, you must be a New Zealand Federation member (which also includes membership to the World wide federation) – $50NZ
Grading fee is $70NZ.
Gradings may attended up to three times per year.
A Bamboo cutting sword can also be purchased from Green Belt onwards – 1. $70NZ (club price – $70)
A soft edged metal sword (Ka-Gum) can not be used by a Coloured Belt. No Coloured Belts are to grade with a metal sword
Materials for learning Haidong Gumdo and additional training can be arranged through the HGNZ Treasurer