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Korean Sword Martial Arts holds ‘ribbon slicing’


FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS — There was only one way to cut the ribbon recently at Korean Sword Martial Arts: The operator sliced it.

The business at 1931 West Highway 50, Fairview Heights was formally dedicated on Aug. 4 after celebrating one year in business.

The operator, Master Nam Lim, used his sword to slice the ribbon in a ceremony marked by the O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce.

Korean Sword Martial Arts is one of the largest martial arts facilities in the U.S. with approximately 4,500 square feet, including the training space and the lobby and waiting area.

HaeDong GumDo, a Korean sword martial art, has been practiced in South Korea for many years. Korean Sword is part of the World Haidong Gumdo Federation and the International Chung Mu Haidong Gumdo Federation and has a strong relationship with its affiliate gym in South Korea.

The operation will have many different opportunities to participate in competitions and tournaments in the states and in overseas. In addition, it is teaching Taekwondo, kickboxing, self-defense skills, ground fighting techniques, and break falls and rolling techniques throughout the regular class sessions. KSMA helps students to improve concentration, respecting others, learn self-discipline and more.

For more information contact Lim at (618) 726-2228 or email

— From the Illinois Business Journal

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