Yu Shin Gum Bup

Willow Spirit Sword Method

The Yu Shin Gum Bup was formally founded in 2008 by Ian A. Cyrus in order to bring accuracy to the Yu Shin Hapkido curriculum. Since the precursor to Hapkido, Daito Ryu Aikijutsu is, for the most part, based on extensive use of the sword, it was necessary to formalize a sword curriculum in order to fully appreciate the depth of Hapkido. The curriculum of the Yu Shin Gum Bup was mostly derived from the the teachings of the Itto Tenshin Ryu as taught by Arvind Rajguru, Sensei and Fredrick J. Lovret, Soke.