I took the plunge today and joined the Texas State Haidong Association and by extention the U.S.A. Haidong Gumdo Association as well as the World Haidong Gumdo Federation. I've been wanting to do this for several years and I am looking forward to the training. I had a abreviated class today and already know I will be sore tomorrow. I'm using muscles in a way I don't normally use them. I felt awkward and unsure of myself for the first time in a long time. I got to meet the the Chief of Education for the World Haidong Gumdo Federation, Master Jeong-Woo, Kim and Master Julian Vasquez, SR. President of the Texas State Haidong Gumdo Associaton.