Thank you indeed for your support and good counsel - sometimes things, due to outside influences, assume a proportion that they do not merit. It is then that the wise words of friends are most necessary to help you 'see straight' once again.
I know it catches a lot of flack for being 'unrealistic/impractical' and for the fabrication of the 'samurang,' but Haidong Gumdo is a beautiful art. Very dynamic. There is a school out here that teaches it, but I didn't want to get involved in another contract and I also wanted to practice a koryu art.