On May 6th, 2023, the Finnish Haidong Gumdo® Association held its first-ever Open Championship in Espoo, Finland.
Over 50 competitors attended the championship, including participants from Finland, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom.
The competition featured individual sword forms, paper cutting, prearranged sparring, throw cutting, and bamboo cutting. As well as a demonstration by the Finish team.
Additionally, a Haidong Gumdo® seminar was held in Helsinki (Espoo), Finland. The seminar was led by EUHGA Technical Director Master Chulkyung Lee with help from Finish Headmaster Kauko Metsähovi.
We thank EUHGA Technical Director Master Chulkyung Lee, Finish Headmaster Kauko Metsähovi, Secretary General of Championships Arto Nykänen, and all the Masters, Instructors, volunteers, and referees for hosting and making both events possible.