You may be thinking, what is Haidong Gumdo anyway?
It is a Korean Sword Martial art that translates to "The way of the enlightened sword." Haidong Gumdo is to Korea as the Samurai are to Japan.
Our Whakatane Haidong Gumdo Club, which is affiliated with Haidong Gumdo New Zealand, has seven members who will be representing Haidong Gumdo Team New Zealand at World Mulimpia on July 11th-19th, 2019 in South Korea.
Our Club Values are to provide whanau a safe place to have fun and be challenged physically, mentally and spiritually. These values are important to us, and when you donate you are supporting our whanau to get to Korea.
Who's all going to World Mulimpia in South Korea?
Danyel Degenhardt - Black Black 1st Dan and Head Instructor
Ashley Degenhardt - Cho Dan Bo (black/red)
Levi O'Meara - Cho Dan Bo (black/red)
Shayne and Noah Robinson (Father/son combo)- Brown Belt
Chris and Brooke Power (Father/daughter combo)- Blue Belt
What will they be competing in?
We are training hard to compete in a variety of events including individual and team patterns, individual and team paper cutting and bamboo cutting.
This is only the second time New Zealand will be represented in World Mulimpia! We are training hard to show the world what we are capable of.
What will my donations be used for?
Return flights from Auckland to Seoul, South Korea: $1,869.00 x 7= $13,083
World Mulimpia Package that include flights, accomodation, food, registration for competitions, Haidong Gumdo Seminars: $2,681.00 x 7= $18,767
How else can I support Haidong Gumdo Team New Zealand?
Do you have Instagram or Facebook? Please follow @WhkHaidongGumdo on Instagram and Whakatane Haidong Gumdo on Facebook in order to support our #30,000 likes for $30,000 campaign.
The seven members going to Worlds are posting daily videos and inspirational quotes in order to give you a sneak peak of what we do, and what Haidong Gumdo means to us. We want you to be a part of our whanau. We want you to learn and grow with us as we work towards our goal of competing at Worlds and beyond.
With our community, we will then approach companies who have similar values to us for sponsorship in order to provide our whanau with even more ways to have fun and be challenged physically, mentally and spiritually.
You can also check out one of our many fundraising opportunities below:
Whakatane Bunnings Sausage Sizzle: Friday, April 12th 8:30am- 4:00pm and Sunday, June 2nd 8:30am- 4:00pm
Star Wars Episode IV viewing and cosplay: TBD
Quiz night and auction: TBD
All in one car safety key chain: $5.00
Easter Basket Raffle: TBD
For more information on fundraisers, sponsorship or even joining our club, please email [email protected]
We truly thank you for any amount of support you can provide, even if it's just liking us on Facebook and Instagram.