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April 2011 Blog Posts (9)

when is enough, enough

My whole life has been based around martial arts. My grand father was a fighter my father was and still is a fighter, It feels like I was raised from birth to be a fighter and have done nothing but study every kind of martial art I could to he point where they come natural even when I sleep ( damn near broke my ol ladies arm trying to wake me up).

 

and now I try to push all this onto my youngest son, he loves it but I've noticed how he only likes it in strides. He will want to…

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Added by Kris McCullar on April 21, 2011 at 7:30am — 7 Comments

The Smoking Gun

I love watching "The Smoking Gun"! I am just waiting for the day when some old martial arts master/grandmaster to whoop up on some young punk!

There was a news story quite a while back of an old retired Marine who beat some young punk up. That was awesome!

Added by Daniel McCullar on April 20, 2011 at 4:54pm — 3 Comments

my dream studio

I always wondered if money was not an issue and I could open a studio, my dream studio; what would it be?



Would I rather have a smaller comfy studio and limit students only tp those who are serious in their training? Or just a smaller studio that simply limits the amount of students i can have at any given time.



Maybe a large and modern studio that has all the newest and best gear. A studio open to anyone regardless of their goals. Us there would be a larger turn around,… Continue

Added by Daniel McCullar on April 15, 2011 at 3:53pm — 14 Comments

2012 for real

I joke and jest and kid about the looming 2012 approaching. I may not buy into the whole end of the world thing, believing that the world will end like in the movie (that I'm actually watching right now) or that it will be more like a Mad Max kinda thing, but I know that many do. In the next year believers will begin to get antcy. People will become paranoid and act out, act stupid. As martial artists I believe that we will have to take more responsibility in being better human beings. I… Continue

Added by Daniel McCullar on April 12, 2011 at 11:27pm — 10 Comments

changing belt systems

When my teacher first started out in the U.S. He only had a few belts. I believe they were white, blue, brown, red and black. Never did stripes on belts. This was back in the 70s. He added more belts over the years to keep up with the times. I have thought about going back to the original system. The only change would be adding in a black belt candidate.

My GM has already ok'd it. The only thing that would be tough is reorganizing the techniques to fit with the revamped belt system.

Added by Daniel McCullar on April 12, 2011 at 2:13pm — 1 Comment

I need a cooperative martial arts wife! Lol

I'm always thinking about techniques, working on them, practicing. But for so many techniques you really need a live practice partner. I get so impatient having to wait until class to work on the moves. And then there's never enough class time. I'm in class 13 hours per week, but I still feel like it's not enough to learn and practice. Plus, there are times when I want to work a move out before I take it to my students.



Solution? I need a cooperative wife who will let me practice… Continue

Added by Wael on April 11, 2011 at 12:40am — 8 Comments

Time may be running out!!!

Yes my friends, time just may be running out! As we all know 2012 is quickly approaching. Personally I don't by all the "End of the world/End of everything" ideology. But, I'm not stupid enough to disregard everything. I believe that if the poop does hit the universal fan (messy & smelly as it may be) we as a species will find a way to survive, thrive and rebuild.



At first we will have to deal with lawlessness and those who want to dominate and control through death, violence and… Continue

Added by Daniel McCullar on April 6, 2011 at 3:28pm — 2 Comments

some people just dont get it, untill its got them!

What is it whit some of these Dumbasses (mostly cops) or  cops in training, My Partner in crime (other instructor) teaches the PPCT part of the police academy and I every once in a while have of few of my hometowns finest come to class with such a chip on there shoulder, but heres what im getting at...

They always come in with the same attitude that they think that the Hapkido moves cant be done or wont work on them, what the hell? your arm twist just like everbody elses!  Every time…

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Added by Kris McCullar on April 5, 2011 at 1:38am — 18 Comments

Hapkido handshake

No I'm not talking about some kind of secret handshake to identify us as a Hapkido secret society, but a standard way I was taught to shake hands as a martial artists.



The standard guy handshake is firm and all to often just plain to firm. Kinda like "If I don't break bones, I'm not a man" kind of firm.



I was taught and teach a standard handshake that keeps the hand more relaxed to keep the muscles more reactive. The pointing finger is extended down the length of the… Continue

Added by Daniel McCullar on April 3, 2011 at 4:27pm — 19 Comments

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