||Yongmudo is a hybrid martial art that combines judo, wrestling, taekwondo, boxing, aikido, etc. It was meant to be an integrated Korean martial arts system with a variety of fighting techniques, including grappling, throwing, joint locks, twisting, and striking. |
In the competition, YMD practitioners should make 7 points to win the match.
||YMD was founded in 2001 by Junghaeng Kim, a former judo athlete and then-president of Yong In University in Korea with other professors in martial arts. The university renowned for nurturing martial artists was established in 1953 and used to be a judo college. Kim was inspired to create and distribute a new Korean martial art, other than Taekwondo that has already been popularised by many local practitioners overseas (Kang 2018).|
Korea Yongmudo Association held its first international competition in 2007, and was approved by Korean Sport & Olympic Committee in 2009.
|YMD has gained increasing popularity nationwide with a population of 500,000 practitioners in about 1,000 training centres. |
In 2008, YMD was adopted as an official martial art for Indonesian army.
||- Korea Yongmudo Association|
- International Yongmudo Federation
- Yong In University
||- Kang, S. (2018). ‘[Interview] ‘Yongmoo-do founder Kim Junghaeng’s vision’, Dong A Ilbo, 16 October.|