Kumdo is a unique Korean sword martial art developed from the ancient elite warrior class who dedicated their lives to the study of martial arts and the protection of their country. The techniques of Kumdo are a modern adaptation of sword techniques described in a Korean text Mu Yea Do Bo Tong Ji (comprehensive illustrated manual of martial arts) and the amalgamation of techniques from other Korean martial arts. The techniques and movements of Kumdo are beautiful and dynamic, with a balance of speed, power and accuracy and oneness with Body, Mind and Spirit.