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KUMMOOYEH: KOREAN SWORD & ARCHERY

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WHAT IS KUMMOOYEH?

Kummooyeh, also known as Korean Swordsmanship, is a martial art that focuses on the use of traditional Korean weapons, particularly the sword and the bow.

This martial art incorporates various techniques and forms for both weapons. It emphasizes proper posture, precision, and fluid movement, and it also includes elements of meditation and mental discipline.

 

Kummooyeh is often practiced for its historical and cultural significance as well as for physical fitness and self-defense. The training typically involves:

 

  • Sword Techniques: Including cutting, thrusting, and blocking with a traditional Korean sword.
  • Forms (Hyung): Pre-arranged patterns of movements that simulate combat scenarios and help practitioners develop their skills.
  • Sparring: Controlled practice with partners to apply techniques in a dynamic setting.
  • Archery: Traditional Korean archery techniques with a bow and arrow.
  • Meditation and Breathing Exercises: To enhance focus, control, and overall well-being.
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