"Hello Master Gordon! I can vouch for the Korean Martial Art Festival being an awesome event. I've attended the last two years and will be going back again this year. A lot of great people, good training, and fellowship among dedicated…"
"Hello Ben! Glad you are liking Hapkido. If you get a chance to train with Geoff Booth down there in Australia, he's a great instructor. He's traveling doing seminars right now, and I'll be teaching with him at the Korean Martial…"
"Nice to meet you Chris!
I'm also a vet and father. It's never to late to begin, and the journey lasts a lifetime. Wishing you all the best on yours. Let us know if we can help. You can find out more about me at:…"
Well, the R&C will be out in a couple weeks. :-) 2 disk set.
But I am seriously considering putting out a set that will be a good curriculum for those who want to incorporate SD techniques into their program. …"
"Yes. My nickname is Jack. You have a good memory. Mail order hapkido was not on my mind. I was thinking more in tune from cho ba ja to cho dan in a structured format.Besaides, I have about room for about ten more dvds on my AB shelf."
"I just had another thought...
While my original blog post focused on self-defense as something we should do for anything that could harm us, not just physical assaults or attacks, this thread brought up some other stuff, and all is good.
"I think it was Daniel that mentioned he begins from the lapel grabs. I'd be curious to know how you order your instruction. I have to say, body mechanics, positioning, opening and closing space, discovering how powerful a single…"
Master Burrese, it's great to have you here, and please do mention this website to your students as well. I think you'll find that this is a good spirited forum and not subject to the acrimonious debates you might see on some other forums.
I'll probably have several questions for you, but I'll start with a really simple one. One thing I've seen you do in your Lock On series - which is really excellent, by the way, very well produced and organized, and hugely informative - that I haven't seen before is that when you take someone down with certain locks - for example with a twisting arm lock - you stick your foot out to the side to trip the person as he goes down. Just to take one example, in Lock On Volume 3, at 23:45.
Are you not worried that he might fall onto your foot, damaging the ankle? Have you ever found that to be a problem?