Kwanjangnim Original Haidong Gumdo, the Highly-Anticipated Martial Arts Book from New York, NY Author Joshua Marino

“This is a long awaited first and only book on Haidong Gumdo written in both English and Korean. It is an excellent introduction to the beautiful and wonderful Korean sword art of Haidong.” — Ralph Estrada, Chief Master of the U.S. Haidong Gumdo Assoc.

New York, NY, May 03, 2009 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Kwanjangnim Original Haidong Gumdo by Joshua Marino, which is the author's first book. The 6 x 9 Paperback cream in the Martial Arts category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $19.95. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

About the Book (Excerpts & Info)
관장님 오리지널 해동검도
Kwanjangnim Original Haidong Gumdo is the definitive and only international reference to the art of Haidong Gumdo. A highly effective means to assist students and those interested enhance their familiarity with this wondrous art. It contains: an accurate history of the art and its rebirth into the modern world; the philosophy behind the art; and a beginner’s course in Korean. Haidong Gumdo is not only a way of self-defense, but also a way of life. This book shows the author’s accounts on his path to finding Haidong Gumdo and three influential masters who have changed his life forever. If you have questions like, "What is Haidong Gumdo? What are the benefits? Where do I begin learning Haidong Gumdo?" Then this book is for You.

Skillfully constructed at 143 pages, Kwanjangnim Original Haidong Gumdo is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Martial Arts category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Kwanjangnim Original Haidong Gumdo meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $19.95.

Additionally, Kwanjangnim Original Haidong Gumdo can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers worldwide for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432735531 Format: 6 x 9 Paperback cream SRP: $19.95

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About the Author
Joshua Marino is a resident of New York City, fluent in Korean, a member of the Korea Society, an East Asian Studies major and former President of the Korean Students’ Association at St. John’s University. In 2003 he was a Student Ambassador to the Students’ International Peace and Development Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam. In 2004 he went to study abroad at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. While in Korea he also studied Daehan Gumdo, Hapkido, and earned his 1st Dan black belt in Haidong Gumdo.

Kwanjangnim Original
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