Hello Hapkido Friends,
I've filmed and uploaded two Blue Belt moves this week. Still plenty of work to do to the site but we are getting there. I really appreciate your patience with the process.
I am grateful to everybody for working hard with your Hapkido. I would also like to pass my gratitude to all the uke's out there for enduring painful joint manipulations for our students.
2013 has been a banner year for Hapkido Online and THA and I
still have the feeling that we are just
I pray that all of you have a blessed and safe Christmas and New Year celebration.
Last but not least I would like to share the Christmas story with you. THIS is the TRUE meaning of Christmas:
"18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about:
His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came
together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because
Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).
24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had
commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus."
2 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
3 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem
with him. 4 When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and
teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. 5 “In
Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has
6 “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among
the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.”
7 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. 8 He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me so that I too may go and worship him.”
9 After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the
star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the
place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.
The story goes on and on and is amazing. I encourage you to read the rest in
God Bless and Merry
Teacher and Hapkido Online Developer.