I cannot find the above page. Why?
I cannot see "haidong gumdo history" in English, now.
But it's not that they gave up their fantasy fiction,
because I can see the similar descriptions on other websites in other languages.
AJKF's official view is here
(AJKF is the official KENDO organization in Japan.)
Haidong gumdo is the martial art of the ancient Goguryo Kingdom (AD 331).
Master Sul Bong established a dojang by Sam Ji Lake in the Baekdoo Mountains
and taught his apostles a martial art based on the ideas of patriotism,
filial piety, respecting the elderly and executing righteousness. Among
them, the outstanding ones were called Samurang and they were always at
the front line of the battle against in justice.
No evidence. No ground. Who insists that this is a
true story, must be responsible for the name of the document.
But perhaps anyone have never seen such an evidence or ground. The
same is true of "Samurang". Have they ever existed ? What is
Because the today's use of the word, "Kendo" was imported from
Japan to Korea not so far from now. Koreans read the same Chinese characters
by Korean manner. They pronounced them as "kumdo".
Till then, Korean did not use these characters in contemporary use.
The true principle of Haidong Gumdo is to execute justice with the 'sword
light'that is obtained at the break of day from majestic and brilliant
sunlight that glows over the east sea.
Have it your way.
About haidong gumdo, the 2001 may/june issue of the martial art magazine
"Mars" ( Korea ) gave
account of the
It is the case of defamation, the founders of the haidong gumdo appeared
as a witnesses.
According to their testimony,
-Haidong gumdo was created by founders in recent years.
-The name of haidong gumdo was created by founders
in recent years, too.
( The "martial art of Korea" is an absolute lie.