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I get the frequent flyer discount at the local hospital. Actually though my body won't do what it once would. I encourage everyone to stay active and on the mat. It has kept n my general health way above average for my advanced years.
My name is Patrick Williams. I have studied Hapkido for 23 years and I'm a 5th dan in IHF Hapkido (the old system before Hankido). When the IHF split, many students continued studying under Myung Jae Nam IHF Hankido and others went to study under Myung Jae Ok's Hoi Jeon Moo Sool.
I began studying Hapkido while in the Army stationed at Fort Bliss Texas, and fell in love with the foot movements, hand control, and especially the self defense.
I am affilated with Myung S Kangs and Jino Kangs IHF/U.S. Schools.
Hello Patrick, welcome. So did you transfer over to Hankido, or did you stay with Hapkido? From what I understand, Hankido is more circular, and actually incorporates some Korean dance steps, is that right?
I stayed with Hapkido. I had a choice to train in Hoi Jeon Moo Sool but myself and several instructors who'd put in many years continued in Hapkido. Though we studies many aspects of Hoi Jeon Moo Sool (mainly self defense, strike, throws) we continued teaching the old system.
I have also studied parts of Hankido but it was just to know more about the direction our founders were going.
I'm Tom, Secratery of the Hapkido International Association (Australia.) We're finally getting our Internet Persona together and when I found the Hapkido Network I joined up straight away.
We teach & train MooMooKwan Hapkido. Are club has a strong focus on the "Hapkido Way" and aren't in the business of teaching people how to fight. We are interested in teaching people to develop a "Fighting Mindset" that will afford them the strength to avoid physical conflict.
I look forward to reading, writing, and commenting on blogs, articles, videos, photos and much-much more.
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