Indianapolis Martial Arts Classes

Gumdo Sword Training


For KTA students that have achieved their 1st Degree Black Belt, we offer Gumdo Classes.  Gumdo is the Korean Martial Art of Sword.  Many aspects of the training and testing are very similar to taekwondo – forms, terminology and sparring.  All aspects involve the use of a variety of swords.  Training also involves snuffing candles without touching them in multiple methods using control and precise accuracy.  Accuracy is also tested by slicing newspaper in the center utilizing various cutting techniques.  Sparring is full contact with heavy padding, gloves and helmet with metal face guard.


Gumdo Master Larry Klutzke – Head Instructor – 4th Degree Black Belt (center)

Mr. Derrick Vazquez – Assistant Instructor – 3rd Degree Black Belt (left)

Mr. Chris Bonham – Assistant Instructor – 3rd Degree Black Belt (right)


Master Klutzke received his Gumdo Master Certification in May 2019

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We are part of The World Haidong Gumdo Federation, an organization dedicated to spreading the art of Haidong Gumdo throughout the world.

We teach the fighting skill of the Samurang swordsmen, who lived in the Koguryo kingdom of what is now South Korea nearly 2,000 years ago.

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The complete art of Korean sword training includes learning all the cuts and blocks with the sword as well as forms, sparring, and paper, fruit, bamboo & straw cutting.

Students do not use real swords until they are Black Belts.

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Gumdo Head Instructor – Master Larry Klutzke – demonstrates Baegee/Cutting at the KTA Family Picnic

Congratulations to KTA’s Head Gumdo Instructor, Master Larry Klutzke, for his 1st Place & 4th Place finishes at the 2nd Pan Am Mulimpia in Las Vegas, NV from July 27-29!

1st Place – Individual Master – Paper Cutting

4th Place – Individual Master – Bamboo Cutting

In addition, Master Kluzke was recognized as a Best Master Top24!