• Our name: MIREU  미르  (Korean Dragon '용/룡 (미르) - Yong/Ryong, In pure Korean, known as 'Mireu')

    Dragons in Korean mythology are mostly viewed as benevolent beings related to water and agriculture - Ancient texts sometimes mention sentient speaking dragons, capable of understanding such complex emotions such as devotion, kindness, and gratitude.  Living in a Iowa, being an agricultural state, wanting our school to have strong values that welcome everyone, develop unity amongst our students and others, show's our devotion to teaching the art, radiates kindness and gratitude this name seemed very fitting.  


  • Classes are divided into sword application and sparring classes. Sword application includes strong emphasis on basic sword technique, step sparring and forms. Students will begin with using a wooden sword for safety to learn how to block, strikes and slash. Step sparring teaches real sword techniques to defend and counter attack; the emphasis is on mental discipline and developing reflexes.

    Sparring classes include physical conditioning drills to improve health and speed and endurance as well as target practice to improve striking skills. All of this is combined into practice sparring matches, where students test their skills in competition. Advanced students practice live blade cutting with reed mats. Kum Do is great for students who want to develop mental agility and improve their physical health.

    • Kum Do is both physical and psychological training.
    • Kum (sword) with a sword one can practice to improve one’s physical ability by practicing various attacks and blocks.

    Classes are offered each week. For more information, please call us at the phone numbers below.
    For ages 12 and older.

    Iowa City/Coralville Schedule

    7:30-8:30pm Kum Do Class – with a sword one can practice to improve ones physical ability by practicing various attacks and blocks.
    7:30-8:30pm Kum Do Class.