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March 2011 Blog Posts (12)

For me my martial arts are more than what I do. They are more than who I am. I guess being an old soldier and the son of a marine my beliefs and view points are strongly influenced and intertwined be…

For me my martial arts are more than what I do. They are more than who I am. I guess being an old soldier and the son of a marine my beliefs and view points are strongly influenced and intertwined between the 2. Lets not forget that my family is an old Southern family, influenced deeply by our Southern and Native American roots and upbringing.

All of this combined has made me the man I am. I guess my biggest influence was my mother. Till the day of her death she refused to permit my… Continue

Added by Daniel McCullar on March 30, 2011 at 4:54pm — 2 Comments

Got Manipulated

I have this one very manipulative student. At times he's very stubborn and non-cooperative, and at other times he gushes about how I'm the "best master in the world." (I always tell him not to call me that).

He finally talked me into playing table tennis at his apartment complex. He loaned me a paddle and while playing, I accidentally dinged the edge of the paddle on the table. Just a tiny dent. He got upset and said the paddles cost $100 each, so I agreed to compensate him. He… Continue

Added by Wael on March 28, 2011 at 1:00am — 9 Comments

Thoughts on training

I am not totally new to martial arts but I recently got back into them after being out for almost 20 years.  A year ago I started taking Krav Maga at a shool accredited by Krav Maga Worldwide and am now a yellow belt.  This has spiked my interest and now take Hapkido and Contemporary Jeet Kune Do.  Krav, being a hard style is very interesting to me but I became interested in Hapkido because my Krav instructer had some background in it.  I recently started taking Hapkido and initially thought…


Added by Tim Mullaney on March 23, 2011 at 1:50pm — 4 Comments

At War

There are times in a man's life when he needs to declare war. War against himself, his life and his path. By defeating and overcoming our problems we (hopefully) grow, evolve and prosper. But only if we go at it full on, to declare war as it may be. 


Today I realized that in my almost 40 years (37 1/4), though I have loved. I have never known love (being loved). I have survived but never thrived. I have lived as a positive person, but never a successful person. Yes people…


Added by Daniel McCullar on March 19, 2011 at 7:06pm — 20 Comments

Saint Morons Day!!!

I just knew that today of all days that there would be a problem at the bar. After today I will be looking for myself on YouTube.

Had to remove a guy from the bar and he like everyone thinks they can do whatever they want and that they know better than us.

Once I asked the guy to leave and he refused to comply promptly, he puts me in the position to remove him from the building. He refuses to put his drink down and then resits my attempt to escort him from the… Continue

Added by Daniel McCullar on March 18, 2011 at 4:28am — 11 Comments

McCullar Style Hapkido

As many of you know there are atleast 2 McCullars on this site who are advanced Hapkidoist, But what most of you dont know is that I AM DEFINATLEY THE BETTER LOOKING OF THE 2... Ok daniel has probably had his laugh by now so Ill get down to what i was going to blog about.. to be honest Me and Daniel are not immediate relation and also really didnt know each other  before face book and chatting on forums. It was funny I was looking down through a (Hapkido) forum one day and seen the name… Continue

Added by Kris McCullar on March 17, 2011 at 11:17pm — 10 Comments

Pain settling in...

  So last night's class knocked the cold right out of me...2hrs of intense workout...an incredible amount of push ups...shoulder are in pain today...then sparring, sparring and more sparring...I was pair up with thie youngish asian guy, probably twenty something...his kicks were fast and killer, although a lower belt he had taekwondo  is his background....he started off nice enough but accelerated... he started going at it, I thought I block most his kicks, this morning I have a nice…


Added by SteelyJan on March 15, 2011 at 6:12pm — 3 Comments

martial info

Over a vast many years I have collected a lot of Hapkido and martial arts info, much of what I can no longer seem to find online anymore. To me it is important to learn and share as much info as I possibly can. I am sure to give credit where it is due. I always properly reference and acknowledge authors of articles. Even so many sites do not permit my posting of this info.

Once I get the rest of my martial arts documents from my sisters place in North Carolina I will have info I… Continue

Added by Daniel McCullar on March 14, 2011 at 2:04am — 1 Comment

Prayers for Japan

It is easy to let the pain and suffering of others go quickly by, especially when it happens continents away. 


I would like to take a moment to put my thoughts and prayers out there for the people of Japan and or brothers and sisters in their martial arts community. May god be with you and may the difficult times quickly fade into memory as you begin the daunting task of rebuilding and reliving!



Added by Daniel McCullar on March 12, 2011 at 6:44pm — 2 Comments

Advice from experience!

I just wanted to jot down some advice that my personal experience has taught me over the years from my military, law enforcement, bouncing and teaching.


Yes, strength does play a role in all martial arts. Be it leg, back, arm or whatever. You have to have the strength in the body parts that your art focuses on. Like in Hapkido, hand, wrist and forearm strength are a must, though it is developed through your training.


Above all, even over muscle, attitude and…


Added by Daniel McCullar on March 10, 2011 at 5:34pm — 1 Comment

Dannggg (As Joe Dirt would say), I'm on a roll.

Lately I have had a lot of inquiry come to my mind. I have also noticed that the majority of people who are a member of this site kinda just lurk in the background for whatever reason. C'mon people, we can't bite through the computer!



Added by Daniel McCullar on March 10, 2011 at 4:59pm — 1 Comment

Quite a day at the dojang...



   Started my day still being sore from Judo on Tuesday... worked the desk most of the day at one location then took then train to our other school to teach the children's 4;15 class. I had been really hard on them and had promised a fun class if they passed their test...so ....We have a slew of new kids now also who are gung-ho! ( now it's up to almost 20 kids)  first we warmed up a bit ,then some basics..They were lined up in 4 groups of 4...I would call up the first…


Added by SteelyJan on March 3, 2011 at 7:49pm — 5 Comments

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