Hello Hapkido Friends,
Master Feathers and family have kindly resumed filming for us. Yesterday I uploaded a score of new video to the high-yellow throws. I've got a couple more that require editing before I can upload them but I hope to get them posted by the end of the week. Once I've uploaded the remaining Side to Side video, High Yellow will be more or less complete. I may add some small things over time to fine tune but the core content is in place. I would just like to express my gratitude to Master Feathers and his family for taking the time to contribute to Hapkido Online. Master Tim says "on to Green Belt!"
I find his lesson on the 'snake' technique to be particularly interesting. It's a
complicated move and his lesson really helps clarify it.
My original goal was to complete all the basic training content for First-Dan by Hapkido Online's one year anniversary on February the 7th. Needless to say I am behind schedule. As I promised last February I will keep the content coming just as fast as I can.
Since February we have had fan email from people all over the world. Like a brick and mortar Dojang Hapkido Online students come and go.
I am proudest of those of you who train with us regularly. Hapkido Online continues to gradually increase in internet traffic. Our best single day had 395 page views and nearly half of those were from new people (unique visitors). We average roughly 1,500 page views a month. Our student base remains small which is good. I would rather have a solid core group with quality training.
I recently added better page navigation for those of you accessing us from your smart phones and other portable devices. If you simply click the training page http://www.hapkido-online.com/training.html. You can now jump to any training page from that one index. We have found the site worked pretty well on computers but the smart phones struggled
with the dropdown menus so this index page ought to make it all easier. Thank you Mr. Mudry for the suggestion. If anybody has input or ideas that will improve Hapkido Online I love to get feedback.
In August I added a Hapkido Online Credo: http://www.hapkido-online.com/hapkido-online-credo.html
This is seven personal goals we should all hold dear.
Well that is all I have for now. I wish you all the very best.
Thank you for being patient whilst we moved into our new home. Now that things are settling down I look forward to working with all of you again. For those of you I haven't heard from in a while I would like to call roll.
I look forward to hearing from you all.
Very Respectfully and God Bless,
Well I am on the other side of my massive household move. After a weak of leave I am back to work and back to Hapkido Practice. Thank you students for your patience. We are still unpacking and do not have internet at the new house yet but are working hard to get everything back online. It is my hope that I can be 100% operational again before Master Feathers enters his own household move. Thank God for redundancy.
I have it on good authority that he has been actively filming content for Hapkido Online and I look forward to getting that posted for your training needs.
Some of you are chomping at the bit to see the higher level training. I assure you we are filming and adding content just as quickly as our daily lives allow. For those of you who are already way above the level we have already uploaded you are encouraged to train primarily through the digital dojang. Trust me, this is the very best way to learn online anyway, no video can come close to live interraction.
Hapkido Online is in many ways just like a traditional martial arts school. Students come and go. Some stay for a month and some sign on for a year. Many, many will decide that martial arts is not for them and move on. A choice few will make this a lifelong journey and become very much like family.
We will travel our paths and watch it all unfold together Hapkido friends.
P.S. local students in spite of many sore household move muscles I intent to hold practice this week as normal. Hopefully we can do a quick review and then proceed on schedule from here on out.
Teacher and Hapkido Online Developer.