It is the principle that is to be mastered, not just the mere mechanical motions, before one can develop an effective system of self-defense.
I am Irish/Native American(Chocktaw, Blackfoot & Tsalagi) with a pinch of Austrian thrown in there over 100 years or so ago. I spent 10 years in the military and 3 in law enforcement(1 special police, 2 fugitive recovery). I am now in Cali making a go of it as an actor, stunts (primarily martial arts/fight stunts & choreograghy(stage combat). Things are going pretty good. I have met a lot of people: actors, models, producers, stunt people & 10 times that in FLAKES. Even so it is slow going, but positive energy flows. My over all goals are simple. I want to be able to afford my own studio without worrying about cost, and to be able to share with the world my passion that is Hap Ki Do, the beauty of the Korean people and their culture. There is so much out there about every other Asian culture, but so little that honestly represents the Korean culture.