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I can answer questions about the technique, theory, and history of Haidong Gumdo, which is a traditional Korean sword martial art. I am also knowledgable about Chinese Wushu, and Shaolin Kung-Fu . I also have some experience with Kendo and Iaido. So if you have questions related to asian swordsmanship, I`d love to hear them!

Experience in the area

I have a 3rd degree black belt in Haidong Gumdo, and I have been practicing since 2000. I have studied Kung Fu since 2003.


Honors undergraduate degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from Queen's University.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I would like to gain enough expertise in korean kumdo to teach it semi-professionally. I also hope to achieve my 4th degree within the next 5 years of training.

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Kyel08/01/13101010Thank you very much for the information .....
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Recent Answers from Grant Baldwin

2013-07-31 Hiltless Sword:

Hello again Kyle,    Ok, I think I understand now.  I think that a sword with a sharpened handle which cuts the hands of the user / damages the player, fits with my previous analogy about "sacrifice and

2013-07-19 Hiltless Sword:

Hello Kyle,    I'll do my best to answer your question.    Historically, there many examples of swords without hilts.  (if we take "hilt" to mean the guard or crosspiece which protects the hand and fingers

2010-12-22 How to get started?:

Hi Kurt,    Taekwondo and karate can be found in most cities, although wushu an be harder to find.    Harder still is finding good coaches.  many of us will labor under a local master for years and years

2010-08-29 6'2 Curious what to take:

Hi again Steve,    No worries, glad to help.  Mesomorph means someone of average height and width.  Endomorph means someone who is generally shorter, stockier, and larger.  Exomorph is someone who is generally

2010-08-29 6'2 Curious what to take:

Hi there Steven,    I've taken a little bit of Baji actually, and I found it to be really enjoyable!  When it's performed well, it's beautiful to watch and very powerful.


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