The Blaze and of Knees and Groins
Lately I've decided that Hapkido Online is getting to the stage where I really want to begin to advertise it nationally. We've been beta testing and uploading content for nearly three years now and it's proven solid, stable, and effective. It's received acclaim from within the martial arts community which is huge because peer review was something I insisted on right away.
After much consideration and talking with various people I came to believe that perhaps The Glen Beck Radio Program would be the best place to go. Glen Beck speaks about politics and faith and is widely listened to across the country. His ideas and my ideas are similar in many respects. It's a very popular program and thus, expensive for someone like me to advertise with.
But I suspect the folks that enjoy the Glen Beck Program are the kinds of people that might find a web based Christian Hapkido learning system appealing. Glen Beck people are strong, independent, and hard workers. They are taxpayers and business owners. In short my kind of folks.
However after calling his advertising people at The Blaze I began to realize just how much even the smallest of spots would cost and it was frankly out of reach. I've been saving money all summer long. Stephanie with The Blaze suggested that I should sponsor in ad form the The Blaze newsletter which is read by several (and I mean several) hundred thousand people. It was still very expensive but just within reach of the money I had saved.
Also all summer long I've been saying, we really need a new riding lawnmower. Every time we went to the hardware store I sighed and said we need a new riding lawnmower. As fall progresses the riding mowers go on sale and one or two also became within reach.
So do I advertise or get the mower???
I prayed about it. The feeling I felt from God was: "Why are you even asking you know what to do, follow your mission." It seemed pretty clear cut. So last Friday I pulled the trigger and sent The Blaze my hard earned money and an advert that I thought would be effective.
After work I drove home. Guess what was sitting in my driveway???
Our neighbor gave us his riding lawnmower because another neighbor gave him a brand new one! If that isn't confirmation from the Lord, I don't know what is!
So everybody pray for a big success for Hapkido Online and our mission to bring Hapkido and the Light and Truth of the Lord to world.
Today I filmed some elbow and knee strikes and then filmed some bear hug defenses with Mr. Robert Logan my faithful student. Those are uploaded as of now. Enjoy!
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