Kumdo is a martial art dedicated to practicing with a sword. This part of study uses both boxing and forms (Hyung) to help students understand this traditional weapon. The Korean Kumdo is closely connected with the Japanese Kendo, and practitioners of the two styles often compete in the same tournament.
Boxing emphasizes awareness, sharp observation and perseverance along with controlled, quick, precise movements in a way that allows anyone of any age, height, or gender to be competitive with anyone else. Synchronization and skills are the key to all martial arts, but are the epitome in the study of Kumdo.
The study of the sword had come from Korea to China and each of the armed forces in Korea began to improve and reinterpret these techniques. The Japanese brought the study of the sword that was then called Gekiken in Korea around 1896 to teach the police officers.