Our Minnesota Star Kumdo Club is a fusion of Eastern sword techniques based on Korean sword art. Classes incorporate Korean Gumdo sword forms, cutting techniques, and sparring. Classes are divided into sword application and sparring classes. Sword application includes a strong emphasis on basic sword technique, step sparring, and forms. Students will begin with using a wooden sword for safety to learn how to block, strike and slash. Step sparring teaches real sword techniques to defend and counterattack; the emphasis is on mental discipline and developing reflexes. The startup fee includes the first month, a student uniform, and a wooden bokken (sword). After sing up the cost goes down to $59 per month.