THA Hapkido Seminar!!!
Hello Hapkido Friends,
We have a tremendous seminar coming up April the 27th. It's in Martinsburg,
WV. For those of you who train with me at Yorktown that's only about four hours down the road. I realize for you international guys it's pretty darn far but if you were
planning on being in the Eastern US around that time it would be well worth your
Attached is the flyer with all of the details. The seminar is being hosted by our very
own Mr. David Henry. It will be a fun filled Saturday with Grand Master, Senior Master, and Master level instruction, often you will get personal instruction as they generally walk
around and help people individually. Grand Master Rodemaker is a very dynamic teacher and speaker and is always a joy to learn from.
I strongly urge you to attend, you won't regret it!
Green Belt Complete
Hello Hapkido Fans,
Tonight I've uploaded the final video for Green Belt. I may re-shoot and fine tune here and there but the base footage is in place. I hereby dub Green Belt to be complete. On to High Green!
Yesterday I uploaded a better same side S-lock video. The video above it was
seven months older. The instruction is better in the new one and after seven months of focused practice my technique is also better. (I originally learned this lock decades ago.) Since the latest video is so much better than the original I've decided to pull the old one.
However before I pulled the old one I took a screenshot of the two video's. I would like to point out that I am 25 pounds lighter in the new video than the old one. Regular Hapkido practice and eliminating wheat and dairy from my diet completely for the last three months
has been good for me. I am still losing weight and on track for my target weight of 185
This stuff works folks!
First Shooting Day with the Swivl
We used the swivl to shoot some video yesterday:
Look for the one under S-Lock called "S-Lock Explained in
I had the remote tucked into my Dobak top above my belt. Next time I think I might try to
conceal it in my sleeve so the device tracks my hands not my body.
Feeding the Right Wolf
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on
From Pai Mei to Bible Diet
I found the Pai Mei Diet to be largely un-sustainable and so I switched to the Bible diet. Some have called it the Paleo Diet. Here is my progress:
Calorie diet Today
1/2 cup oatmeal = 83
TBSP Raisins = 40
TBSP Honey = 135
Cup Coffee = 2
tsp Non Dairy Creamer = 10
tsp Sugar = 16
Can Tuna = 191
1 Apple = 116
2 Oranges Mandarin = 70
1/4 Cup Sunflower Seeds = 182
2 bottles Water = 0
Though my breakfast and lunch are largely predictable, Dinner is always a random variable. I think this is okay because it allows me to socialize with the family and the dietary variety helps reduce cravings and round out any vitamin deficiencies. My only hard fast
rule is that whatever is on the plate I do not eat anything derived from wheat or dairy. I often try to substitute from other sources. For example, on spaghetti night I’ll use brown rice in place of noodles. I also try to eat smaller portion sizes than I normally would and I avoid
dessert altogether preferring to simply eat an apple or orange instead. I find that if I eat a salad prior to dinner and drink a bottle of water it helps reduce the amount of food I eat.
I estimate that on average I consume about 700 calories for dinner most nights.
Daily Caloric Intake (on average): 1,545
Weekly Caloric Intake (on average): 10,815
Monthly Caloric Intake (on average): 46,350
Daily Caloric Burn
8 Hours Sleeping = 549
10 Hours Sitting = 1520
1 Hour Hapkido = 600 (This is only three hours a week.)
1 Hour Walking = 400
2 Hours Chores = 680
2 Hours Lying (TV) = 240
Daily Total 3,989
Weekly Total 25,523
Monthly Total 102,092
Daily Deficit 2,444 (Best case on Hapkido Days)
Weekly Deficit 14,708 (Assumes three hours of Hapkido)
Monthly Deficit 55,742
The conventional idea that a pound of fat is roughly 3,500 calories is essentially flawed. The human body simply doesn’t work this way. However in lieu of a more realistic formula we’ll use it.
Daily Fat Burn 69% of a pound or 313 grams of Fat
Weekly Fat Burn 1400 grams or 3 pounds of Fat
Monthly Fat Burn 5600 grams or 12 pounds of Fat
Since starting my diet in November I have lost 22 pounds so surprisingly the conventional equation isn’t far off for me.
Teacher and Hapkido Online Developer.