Arnold Battle of Columbus First Official Competition Qualifier

Hi to all Martial Arts Community Family members,

We are excited to announce that the Arnold Battle of Columbus World Games is establishing the qualifier circuit to promote the Arnold Battle of Columbus 2019 World Games.

The Arnold Battle of Columbus (ABOC) has succeeded for 42 years with integrity and reputation, it wouldn't be possible without all of your dedication and commitment.

I'd like to ask you again to take a positive leadership role for this very first ABOC qualifier on September 8th, 2018 here in Columbus.

Please review the attached poster above with information and register as soon as possible. The online registration form will be up very soon.

Please post this info to all available forums and encourage your students to register to participate, let it begin with your registration first.

Thank you all again for your continuous support.

Yours truly,

SGM Choi

2018 Meditation For July BB Test

Sunday, 6/24, over 40 OMAC branches black belt students up to 8th dan completed 12 hours of meditation. The test coming on July 19-22 at Kenyon college during the 37th annual OMAC summer camp.
They completed 3-6 days of fasting prior to 12 hours meditation on Sunday. Sgm Choi leading the last phase of meditation. Congratulations to all OMAC instructors and students. This tradition has been started since 1971 after young master Choi brought taekwondo in the USA.

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, Thursday evening from 6:45 to 8:00 PM and Saturday's from 12:00 pm till 1:45 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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