My name is Master Jerry Laurita, I am a 4th Degree Black Belt in Haidong Gumdo under the World Haidong Gumdo Federation in Korea and I have been training in Martial Arts for 36 years.
The first time I saw Haidong Gumdo on video, I fell in love with it immediately! There was something pure and real about it. I knew Haidong Gumdo was the style of sword I was going to commit my life to learning. It had everything...great sword handling skills, cool ways to draw and re-sheath the sword, exciting and dynamic forms and the best cutting skills I have ever seen...PERIOD!!!