Here is the download Link to the Application Form for Haidong Gumdo: Download: 2020_Euro_Mulimpia_Application_TKD
Mulimpia is an event during which various martial arts championships are held simultaneously. We call it an „event“ because it’s so much more than a tournament. It is a gathering. A gathering of martial artists from all over the world to come together and compete, educate and inspire.
This year we will host the second Euro Mulimpia at the prestigious Sportcampus Zuiderpark in the Hague on 30 May 2020. During this time we will have championships of the following martial arts:
Haidong Gumdo / Taekwondo / Hapkido
It is our sincere desire for the Mulimpia will develop to become an important event, such as the Olympics, that can unite all people in the world who share a common passion and love for martial arts. Our organization is dedicated to continuously strive forward to positively contribute to the society by means of these events. Thus, planting a new seed of hope for the global martial arts community while at the same time establishing a new sense of value regarding martial arts.
Numerous oriental martial arts have found their way to the West around 110 years ago and have well developed ever since. Especially with the rise of the movie industry, the martial arts have rapidly spread in the West. Some well-known examples can be found below.
Until today, most martial arts have focused solely on their own development and have held events based on their own martial art, instead of establishing a certain unity based on common goals and principles. Mulimpia, however, envisions rising above the existing limitations of events dedicated to a single martial art as well as crossing social, political, economical and other boundaries by playing a parental role that can encapsulate and provide benefit to all martial arts in their further development and positive recognition in society.
|Wushu, Kungfu, Taichi, Sambo, Wingchun, Jeet Kune Do
|Aikido, Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Kyudo, Iaido, Kendo
|Taekwondo, Haidong Gumdo, Hapkido, Tangsoodo
GOALS & VISION
- Show that all martial arts, sharing common goals, are ‘one’.
- E.g. self-defense, strong mind and body, improve health, gain confidence and self-control, nurture good etiquette, improve social skills, etc.
- Become happy people who contribute to society regardless of age, gender, ethnic background and religion, social status, etc.
- A friendly martial arts festival open to any one who wishes to challenge themselves in their discipline. No (national) selection required.
- Provide a chance for people to compete in more than one martial arts discipline in one event.
- Become a globally recognized grand sports festival, such as the Olympics, Soccer World Cup and the Marathon, for the global martial arts commu- nity.
Haidong Gumdo is a traditional Korean Sword martial art that has been established by Grandmaster and President Jeong-Ho Kim in 1982.
Starting from 1961 Mr. Kim received training in a sword art at the Cheon-In Temple in the Gwan-Ahk Mountain. In the year 1982 president Kim began spreading the sword art he had inherited to the world under the name Haidong Gumdo. In 1984, he founded the Korean Haidong Gumdo Association and established the World Haidong Gumdo Federation in 1996. Haidong Gumdo can be enjoyed by anyone and it has a lot of benefits for modern people who have such a busy lifestyle.
- Strengthening of muscles and joints
- Enhance flexibility through Ki stretching exercises
- Stimulation of the blood circulation
- Development of internal energy through meditation and breathing exercises
- Improvement of one’s concentration and awareness level
Achieving a perfect harmony of these elements is essential in order to, eventually, be able to practice with a real, heavy and sharp sword. Training Haidong Gumdo is a great instrument in gaining a strong mind and body, which are the best tools to develop a high level of assertiveness: an absolutely necessary quality in nowadays society.
Taekwondo is a Korean martial art. Taekwondo was developed during the 1876s and 1936s by various Korean martial artists as a blend of the indigenous Korean fighting styles of taekyeon, gobeop, and suak, with influence from foreign martial arts, such as karate and Chinese martial arts.
The oldest governing body for Taekwondo is the Korea Taekwondo Association (KTA), formed in 1976 by a collaborative effort by representatives from the nine original kwans, or martial arts schools, in Korea. The main international organizational bodies for Taekwondo today are the International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF), founded by General Choi Hong Hi in 1966, and the World TaeKwonDo Federation (WTF), founded in 1973 by the KTA.
Gyeorugi a type of full-contact sparring, has been an Olympic event since 1992. The body known for taekwondo in the Olympics is the World TaeKwonDo Federation.
Hapkido is a Korean martial art practiced the world over. Characterized by joint locks, throws, and dynamic kicking techniques, it is unique among Korean martial arts in its emphasis on deflecting an opponent’s attacks instead of forceful blocking.
Hapkido is the “anti-martial art”. It was designed as a way to defend against and overcome an attacker with skill in many forms of martial combat. With roots in Aiki-jujitsu, Hapkido adds striking and punching to joint-locks, throws, and grappling, making it one of the original mixed martial arts. However, unlike modern MMA training, Hapkido gives the student a solid base in different forms of defense, and roots the strategy of that defense in the principles of water, circle, and harmony. This gives the student a solid framework on which to develop their skill so that they are not caught off-guard when in real defense situations.
It is designed to allow a martial artist to rapidly subdue an opponent and render any attacker completely incapable of causing harm. Since Hapkido affords total control over a physical confrontation and emphasizes precision over brute strength, the hapkido practitioner can localize any damage dealt to an opponent and avoid creating unintended injury. For this reason, it is very popular among private security and law enforcement agents throughout the world.
But, make no mistake. Hapkido also enables the practitioner to leverage extremely powerful and even deadly force if absolutely necessary, such as in a life-or-death confrontation. The art’s primary emphasis is on practical self-defense.
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