OMAC Response to COVID-19

OMAC Family:

On March 15, 2020, the Governor of Ohio, Mike DeWine, took the extraordinary step to close all bars and restaurants, restricting them to delivery and take out only. He came to this decision after people all over the state sent him photos and stories of crowded bars Saturday night despite the warnings of social distancing and the governor’s edict limiting crowds to no larger than 100 people.

Governor DeWine made this decision “Based upon all of this and based upon the fact of where we are at this point, in this pandemic — we are literally at a crucial, crucial, crucial stage”. Social Distancing is the best practice aside from frequent hand washing, for limiting the spread of Covid 19, and all Ohioans are being asked to do their part to reduce the need for our health services.

In response to this new development, and in the interest of keeping everyone safe and healthy, Supreme Grandmaster Choi has made the extremely difficult decision to cancel all classes for at least two weeks beginning Monday March 16th, 2020. This will affect all branches. Your contract will be extended for the length of this closure. This is being done with the health of the families of our students as the priority in this time of state and national crisis. You are all encouraged to practice at home. We are working to provide links for you to access your requirements online. Thank you; and keep healthy and happy. "Bek Gel Bulgool - Indomitable Spirit"

Gumdo Test Video

Please enjoy this video from one our wonderful students testing in Gumdo.

Gumdo - Korean Sword (Modern Swordsman)

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Gumdo Class


Learn the Timeless Art of Moojung gumdo

Join the Gumdo students at the Oriental Martial Arts College and learn the timeless art of the Korean sword. You will experience a challenging yet safe environment where you will learn how to spar as well as properly handle your sword. Even if you have no martial art experience, this course is open to you and your family.

A Terrific Way to Promote General Health

Our students tell us the classes are fun and go very quickly. Gumdo Sparring It is great exercise, with the human touch instead of exercise machines. One of our students told us, “You will pick up skills you can use in everyday life, such as balance, discipline, confidence, and self-defense.” Another of them comments, “It is simply impossible to think about anything else while doing this Art. The workday stress vanishes. I find myself frequently astonished at the speed with which I forget why I was worked up in the first place.”

What You Will Experience

Gumdo Steel Sword Block

We start students with the traditional Jook Do (Bamboo Sword), or training sword and progress from there. For sparring, we use padded weapons. These allow us to swat our friends or family members without injury. That is the cool part. Any stress or tension goes away completely. We always laugh and have fun.

Don’t Delay!

You are welcome to come and watch the class held every Monday evening from 6:45 to 8:00pm, Wednesday evening from 6:45 to 8:00 PM and Saturday's from 12:15 pm till 1:30 pm at our main location on Brice Rd or Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30PM at our Hilliard, Nike Rd location. Don’t be surprised if everyone you bring with you wants to get in on it. Call us at 614-864-4000 for more information.

Gumdo Sparring 2

Required Equipment

  1. Bamboo Sword (Jook Do)
  2. Padded Sword
  3. Head Gear w/Face Guard
  4. Chest Protector (Hogu)

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