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January 2012 Blog Posts (5)

Big Week

Big week coming up for me. I have a Shorin-Ryu Kenpo seminar from January 31st to February 2nd; then a Kokodo Jujitsu seminar from the 3rd to the 5th, culminating in my black belt test in Jujitsu. We'll have three sessions each day, morning afternoon and evening.

 

It was not planned for the two seminars to be back-to-back this way, it just worked out that way.

In Hapkido I've been reviewing basics. For a while there I was delving deeply into defenses against…

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Added by Wael on January 29, 2012 at 11:52am — 11 Comments

2012 preparation plans

People ask me what plans have I made in preparation for the coming apocalypse (not really).

Have I stored ammo, weapons, food or water? Do I have a base of operations or shelter to go to? 

I tell them, I am a combat martial artist, soldier and warrior. I have been preparing my entire life. Anything I pick up is a weapon. Guns and ammo will be there for the taking if needed. And during the first few weeks, survival will be based upon ones ability to fight and adapt. That…

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Added by Daniel McCullar on January 26, 2012 at 2:21pm — 2 Comments

Pleased with myself for once...

Managed to have a pretty decent first class of the year yesterday. We worked on three knife defense techniques which were pretty much new to everyone. They're based on empty-hand techniques that I know, but the weapon makes it a little different.



After an incident earlier where one guy nearly took out his own eye with a wooden knife, we're using the floppy rubber ones now. I'm fine with the wood, but would rather not have people end up looking like rejects from Pirates of the…

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Added by Torbjorn Karlsen on January 11, 2012 at 11:34am — 1 Comment

freezing up when time to test.

does anyone else have the problem with freezing up when its time to test for your next rank. i know my form i know my self defense im not to bad when it comes to sparring. everything flows great in class but when i test and its time to show what i know i seem to draw a blank my form gets real sloppy. i just kinda seem to crash.

Added by cd-fletch on January 7, 2012 at 10:04am — 7 Comments

First Female Kuk Sool Won Master, Nice Story

Here's a short video about the first female Kuk Sool Won master, Choon Ok Harmon:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16420925

Her story is touching. She overcame a childhood of extreme poverty and prejudice against…

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Added by Wael on January 5, 2012 at 1:40pm — 3 Comments

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