Yokosuka swordsmanship school medals at international tournament in Las Vegas
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published: August 11, 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada (Aug 10, 2016) - Yokosuka swordsmanship instructor, and owner of Gosu Dojang, Master Chris Guffey and his students won big at the 1st PanAm Mulimpia martial arts tournament in Las Vegas. This international tournament brought together over 350 competitors from 11 countries to compete in Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do, and Haidong Gumdo.
Haidong Gumdo is a dynamic Korean style of swordsmanship developed for fighting multiple opponents on a large scale battle setting. Practitioner's learn to safely wield a sword through basics training, focus drills, meditation, pattern practice, sparring, and cutting practice against a variety of targets.
Competitors had the opportunity to compete in multiple categories including: sword forms, bamboo cutting, paper cutting, and more. Gosu Dojang competitors took home 3 gold, 5 silver, and 6 bronze medals. Master Guffey was a member of the international demo team and also received the Best Master Award from the President of the World Haidong Gumdo Federation Mr. Jeong-Ho Kim. Additionally, four of our Instructors; Mr. Steve Biscoe, Mr. Carl Savillo, Mr. Mike Unser, and Mr. Timothy Hilton, and one senior student; Ms. Elizabeth Le, all successfully tested and promoted to their next degree of Black Belt in front of a large group of international martial arts Masters.
About Gosu Dojang
Gosu Dojang, formerly CG Martial Arts 2005-2015, began in late 2015 when Master Guffey and his family moved to Yokosuka. Gosu Dojang offers classes at the Hawk's Nest in Yokosuka every Tuesday and Thursday at 1800, cost is $50 per month.
For more information, please visit www.GosuDojang.com and www.Facebook.com/GosuDojang. Chris will be conducting two free trial classes on August 23rd and 25th at 1800.
To learn more about Haidong Gumdo, please contact:
Master Instructor Chris Guffey
080 9453 5171