Hwang-Yong Haidong Gumdo

What is Haidong Gumdo?

Haidong gumdo is a Korean sword martial art. A total of four words in the name can be translated as follows:

Hai- sea
Dong - east
Gum - sword
Do - the way (from Chinese Tao)

It is therefore the "Korean sword path from the eastern sea" where the sun rises. The morning dawn symbolizes something newborn and bright light.

Haidong gumdo draws on Korean culture and martial traditions that date back to the mighty kingdom of Goguryeo. It was this kingdom that for centuries defended the entire Korean peninsula from the mighty China from swallowing the unique Korean culture.

Yet haidong gumdo is a modern Korean martial art founded by Grandmaster Kim Jeong Ho, a fusion of Goguryeo swordsmanship traditions and Korean culture. Grandmaster Kim entered the Cheoninam Buddhist monastery in the Gwanak Mountains on the outskirts of Seoul at the age of 8 (1961), where he met his teacher, monk Jang Baek San, who taught him primarily through routines and historical stories. Grandmaster Kim opened the first dojang on 24 July 1982 in Anyang, south of Seoul. Less than two years later on April 10, 1984, the Korean Haidong Gumdo Association was officially established in Seocho, Seoul.


New photogallery
November 13, 2023
author: Vladimír Laš
start of the new school year
September 7, 2023

Dear students,

All training sessions are slowly getting underway this school year. You can see the current status of all training sessions on our website. Please note the slight changes in times. So don''t delay and see you at the trainings soon!

Your master and the team of teachers and assistants !

author: Martin Zámečník
There is no equivalent for english. Czech text: Letní tréninky
June 14, 2023
There is no equivalent for english. Czech text:

Rozpis letních tréninků naleznete na hlavní stránce v části Tréninky.

author: Vladimír Laš
There is no equivalent for english. Czech text: zrušení tréninků
May 2, 2023
There is no equivalent for english. Czech text:

Z důvodu soustředění STM odpadají všechny středeční tréninky na Campanusu a ve čtvrtek bude trénink zkrácen do 19:55. Připomínám, že o prodlouženém víkendu tréninky také odpadají, jak již bylo oznámeno dříve.

author: Martin Zámečník
New photogallery
January 1, 2023
There is no equivalent for english. Czech text:

Byla přidána fotogalerie:
Gumdo víkend, prosinec 2022

author: Vladimír Laš

In order to spread this martial art worldwide, the World Federation of Haidong Gumdo was founded on November 25, 1996, and in November 2000, it sent the first Haidong Gumdo teacher, Master Han Sang Hyun, to Europe (Portugal), who through his efforts spread the Korean sword to many European countries and became the founder of the European Federation. The technical director of the European Haidong Gumdo Federation is another Korean master, Lee Chul Kyung. Thanks to this master and the Polish master Mariusz Bil, who contacted the Czech Taekwon-Do master Martin Zámečník, the first seminar was held in Prague at the Campanus Elementary School in November 2017. Since then, Master Zámečník has regularly travelled to Poland to meet Master Bil, Master Lee to Switzerland and France and Master Han to Korea, inviting these teachers to the Czech Republic several times a year for seminars and camps. In 2019, Martin Zámečník became the first black belt holder in the Czech Republic, founded the first Hwang Yong school in Prague and conducted the first yellow belt examinations for his students (Tereza Danielisová, Lenka Seménková, Tereza Koubková).

If you are interested in becoming a pioneer of Czech haidong gumdo, learning this complete Korean martial art and learning to control not only the sword but also yourself, come to the training. Don´t be afraid to take the first step!!!


Trainings are suitable for all age categories without the need of previous martial arts experience. For preschool children we recommend the participation of older sibling, parents or grandparents.

  • ZŠ Campanus, Praha 11
    Wensday 17:30 – 18:00 from 6th gup
    Wensday 18:00 – 19:00
  • Summer trainnings - ZŠ Campanus:
    • 7.7. 18:00 - 19:30
    • 11.7. 19:00 - 21:30
    • 7.8. 19:00 - 21:30
    • 25.8. 18:00 - 19:30

Trainings and examinations are only for members. Perhaps one training to try.


Camp by the sea, Spain
23rd Jun - 5th Jul 2024
Deadline pro slevy: 15. 3. 2024
Registered people: 18
Korea - Experience camp
15th - 31st Jul 2024
Deadline pro slevy: 1. 3. 2024
Registered people: 5
Great Summer Taekwon-Do and Gumdo 26.8. -30.8. and Great Summer Exams 30.8. - 1.9.
26th Aug - 1st Sep 2024
Registered people: 144
Haidong Gumdo Seminar with Master Lee
6th - 8th Dec 2024
Weekend Haidong Gumdo and FMA
25th - 27th Dec 2024


Tution-fee are required for participation in regular trainings, camps, special weekends and exams. Tuition-fee must be paid for each month of teaching started, regardless of how often you go or do not go to training. The first training is a trial. To sign up to study Haidong Gumdo, fill out the online application form. You can finish your studies by excluding, dying, or completing a cancellation form.

The annual tuition fee is for the period August to July of the following year. Half-yearly are August - January and February - July.

Teachers and assistants have a 100% discount. The second member of the family has a discount of 25%, the third member 50%, the fourth member 75%, the fifth and each additional member 100%. One family is defined as 2 parents and children living in the same household.

A new member pays 1500 CZK in the semester in which he/she first comes to the training. Newcomers in January and July can pay this fee in the next semester.

By paying a lifetime membership, you get the opportunity to register for free in all other martial arts offered by our school and receive a 20% discount on renting our center in Beztahov.

A member paying an annual or semi-annual membership receives a 10% discount on renting our center at Beztahov.

It is possible to pay at the trainings in cash to the teacher or to an account with the name for whom and what you pay for in the note. For example, "Jan Žižka tuition gumdo".

Account number : 2001870779
Bank code : 2010
Newcommer Annual fee Semestral fee Keeping membership Lifetime membership
1 500 CZK 4 800 CZK 2 700 CZK 1 500 CZK 99 999 CZK


Martin Zámečník
+420 603 302 739