Introducing JukDo (Bamboo Sword)
Basic Training for Lower Belt Levels
Beginning December 1st, 2011, we
will be introducing optional basic JukDo (Bamboo Sword) training for all
lower belt levels. JukDo was previously only taught after a student became
a black belt, however, we have now decided to begin training the lower
division belts in this art for the first time for a couple different
- The JukDo is one of the
most important of the "Traditional Weapons" in the
art of Hapkido.
- The JukDo is considered an
advanced weapon and therefore relatively difficult to learn
and master. We hope that by introducing JukDo basics to
students early on, that they will gain a measure of comfort
and familiarity through experience with it, and therefore be
better prepared for the more advanced techniques and
training they will receive after attaining their black belt.
- This also offers a
challenging new opportunity for students that have already
demonstrated a good skill level and understanding of the
JangBong (Long Staff), as well as a way for students to
rotate different methods of training into their current
program, if desired.
This basic JukDo training (for all belt
levels before black) is completely optional and is not
a required part of your lessons, nor will it be included on the
belt advancement tests. Any student not interested in the basic JukDo
program, will continue to learn and practice the JangBong as they are
Basic JukDo program requirements:
13 years old & younger are required to wear protective headgear and
hand-protection (such as MACHO style sparring gloves).
interested in participating, please place the order for your JukDo as
soon as possible, due to the lead-time necessary for individually sized
special orders. JukDos can be purchased starting at $25.00 each. We will
begin taking orders November 21st.
must be brought in & taken home after each practice session. They
should not be left at the Studio. If you forget to bring your JukDo to
class, you can still practice the JangBong.