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!
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!
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on
I was thinking about eventually putting a little ornamental garden around my barn dojang just to give the place the right tone. One of the things that are common to a Japanese or Korean gardens is an ornamental pagoda.
I was concerned about the symbolism of the pagoda. Most of them are places of worship for Buddhists. As it turns out though my fears are unjustified. Pagoda's are places of worship but they are not unique to a particular religion. For example Taoism and Shinto also have Pagoda's
Here is a Christian Pagoda:
Christianity found its way into China during the 7th century. I've always thought Pagoda's were beautiful structures and now I have no fear of that feeling contradicting my faith.
Teacher and Hapkido Online Developer.