I hope everybody had a Merry Christmas and has a Happy New Year. So after three years I've decided to leave ooVoo behind for digital dojang work and I've built a new page that simply has a link to my Skype profile.
I think we are all a little tired of having to deal with a Java update every month and greater and greater complexity to load Java with ooVoo etc. Also I have been getting some disturbing feedback regarding ooVoo anyway. Some folks are telling me that the ooVoo website has given them spamware etc.
For those of you who are still using ooVoo I'll leave the old dojang online for another month but I urge you to set up Skype if you haven't already.
I suspect most of you already have Skype and use it regularly.
My 2015 resolution? Get in better shape, lose a bunch of fat, get my dojang built, and keep on filming, editing, and uploading Hapkido Online content.
Many exciting things coming up. I look forward to exploring the high end of the THA curriculum including, chair techniques, defense against knives, guns, and clubs. Cane training, and ground survival. So stay tuned...
For those of you who are interested in helping. Frankly I just need you to get the word out. We need to grow!
Also I have a handful of students out there who are members of Hapkido Online but have not yet joined the THA. I urge you strongly to head over to the join page and join THA. If you do you will get a nice membership certificate, a photo I.D. Card, and a genuine THA patch that you can sew onto your dobak. Finally, like Hapkido Online the THA is on a very important mission from the Lord. We are spreading the word and the good news. Not to mention teaching some incredible martial arts. THA provides all of us with a great learning curriculum that continues to grow and get refined, seminars all over the country, the massive annual conference, and not to mention awesome books, DVD's and other useful items. I am proud to be a member and I hope you will consider joining up.
Something I am going to try to implement in the coming year are regular webcam training hours once a week. Hopefully I can get enough interested people involved that we can have a kind of organized showing. I'll still do scheduled private sessions of course. I am curious what hours are best for everybody?
We have a new member. His name is Rob and he hails from San Diego California. Rob has some physical disabilities and I look forward to exploring Hapkido from his point of view. I know you all will welcome him and pray that he is able to learn our arts.
That's all I have for now. God Bless!
Teacher and Hapkido Online Developer.