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Dr. Marquez Speaking at Live Stream 27th Kumdo Wang Tournament 01/04/2021

Dr. Marquez Speaking at Live Stream 27th Kumdo Wang Tournament

Happy New Year! In the midst of Covid-19, while maintaining health precautions, we were very pleased to have our 27th US HRK Kumdo Wang Tournament. It was an exhibition of Kumdo skills developed through hard work and dedication. Thank you members and friends for all your support and congratulations to all the participants! We are very grateful to Truist Financial for sponsoring the Live Streaming of this event! Here are videos of highlights and mental health talk by Dr. Marquez.

Dr. Marquez Speaking at Live Stream 27th Kumdo Wang Tournament Compilation of Dr. Ramfis Marquez presentation and comments during the 27th Kumdo Wang Tournament on December 19, 2020.

Timeline photos 12/24/2020

Congratulations to a successful tournament and all participants!!! 🎊πŸ₯³πŸ‘πŸ™Œ

Hello everyone!

Following are the results for our 2020 Kumdo Wang Tournament.

Yudanja Division:

1st Place: Jin Sun Choi
2nd Place: Min Pak
3rd Place: D**gsoo Kim
3rd Place: Sanghyun Yu

Junior Yudanja Division:

1st Place: Shaun Chung
2nd Place: Brandon Kim
3rd Place: Seth Chung

Mudanja Division:

1st Place: Minjae Ok
2nd Place: Mike Chu
3rd Place: Hyung Kim
3rd Place: Jay Park

Congratulations to all the participants for a great tournament, despite the difficult year!

Timeline photos 12/03/2020

Truist Bank is sponsoring the tournament! Livestream will include pre-game and post-game show which will feature among other things expert health talk. Announcers will provide real time, play-by-play comments of the action.

Thank you everyone for signing up for The 27th USHRK Kumdo Wang Tournament!

Today was the last day for the registration, and starting tomorrow, we will be doing the preliminary matches.

For those of you that could not participate in this year's tournament, we hope that you will continue to practice hard for the next year's Kumdo Wang Tournament!

Timeline photos 12/03/2020

Due to the pandemic, this year the Kumdo Wang Tournament is going to be live-streamed. Further details coming soon.

The annual USHRK Kumdo Wang Tournament is here!!!🎊🎊

Hone your skills and register before the end of November!

This year's prizes are going to be amazing - stay tuned to find out what they are! πŸ†πŸŽπŸ˜‰

* Due to the current pandemic, only the FINALS of the each divisions will be held on the day of the tournament. Preliminary competitions will be held in December, before the tournament date, to determine the finalists.

*Poster design by Jay Park

Photos from US Hwa Rang Kwan Kumdo's post 08/06/2020

We are using masks as well as helmet screens for protection from the virus.


Thank you to friends, parents, members, masters, and for your support for a successful tournament Sat., 12/21/19! Congratulate all contestants who truly displayed maximum effort as well as impressive skills! Dinner was very delicious (esp. BBQ) and filling. Especially grateful to for sponsoring! Special congratulations to Shaun Chung (1st), Matthew Kwon (2nd), and Eric Kim/Ethan Kim (3rd) for Youth Division; Hyung Tae Kim (1st), Kurt Benkstein (2nd), and Minjae Ok/Jae Woo Suk (3rd) for Moodanja Division; and Min H. Pak (1st), D**g S. Kim (2nd), and Tae Yu/Sung W. Bae (3rd) for Yoodanja Division. Happy Holidays & Blessings in the New Year!!

Photos from US Hwa Rang Kwan Kumdo's post 12/06/2019

Many members are getting ready for the Kumdo Martial Art Tournament on Sat., Dec. 21st! In addition to conditioning, drilling, and talk on preparing mentally, we had several practice matches.

Photos from Lightning Defense Martial Art's post 10/20/2019

Lightning Defense Martial Art had awesome Open House Event Sat. 10/19/19!! Thank you guests for coming! Appreciate Paris Baguette Centreville for delicious treats and KoBa Food Truck for fabulous Black Angus Bulgogi tacos+! πŸ˜‹Looking forward to our next event πŸ˜ƒ


Kumdo Is Lifetime Martial Art

Learn about a unique attribute of Kumdo that it is an activity you can practice your entire life even in your 80's.


Kumdo Is For All Ages

This brief video shows that Kumdo is for all ages.


Reasons for coming to Lightning Defense Martial Art

Here are two testimonials as to what makes our studio special.


The Various Benefits of Practicing Kumdo

This a brief video about the physical and mental benefits of practicing Kumdo.


Short video introducing our studio! Be sure to view the animated logo at the end...

Photos from Lightning Defense Martial Art's post 10/04/2019

Lightning Defense Martial Art clinch the Gold Medal in Biennial National Sports Competition!!!

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Where martial art, fitness, and technology come together

Lightning Defense Martial Art is a Division of USHRK Kumdo. We help you not just physically but also mentally so that you can help others and make our society better. We achieve this by practicing the martial art, Kumdo, which creates a unique stage for personal development enabling practitioners to better embrace the challenges of life making them positive contributors to our communities and our country stronger. So give a call today to begin a life of a healthy body and mind.

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Kumdo Is Lifetime Martial Art
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