Kuhapdo is a Korean sword art that has its roots in the Japanese art of Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu Iaido. "Kuhapdo" is the Korean pronunciation of "Iaido." The style of Kuhapdo that we practice is Chung Suk Kuhapdo. Chung Suk Kuhapdo was developed by Grand Master Lim, Hyun Soo, president of the World Jung Ki Hapkido and Chung Suk Kuhapdo Association located in Daegu, South Korea. The Chung Suk Kuhapdo curriculum includes the traditional Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu Iaido forms, Chung Suk long forms, partner forms, basic practice forms and target cutting.
Grand Master Lim studied Japanese Iaido under Komei Sekiguchi and Iwata Norikazu. Iwata Norikazu is the 19th generation headmaster of Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu. Iwata's teacher was Yamamoto Takuji who was a direct student of the founder of Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryu, Oe Masamichi. Chung Suk Kuhapdo places an emphasis on dynamic fighting motions.