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Had a great Hapkido weekend, tested for 2nd dan on Friday, around 3 hours of sweat and pain! then a seminar all day Saturday, followed by taking our GM to the beach for a BBQ and some surfing on Sunday!! There was 5 of us testing, 3 for 1st dan and 2 of us for 2nd. On Thursday night we videoed all the gup rank material with our GM to assist in our training, now we are going to have fun reviewing everything to insure we are executing properly!
I am training really hard, trying to get all my techniques and forms together. One form that was totally bugging me out is finally learned. All it took was 2 solid hours working it with a great teacher, who is asking nothing for the time she is spending with me, just pass the test. BUSHIDO! Three of us meet on Fridays and work on specific techniques or forms. This has helped a lot. Don't get me wrong , some days I feel totally inadequate. I will do my…Continue
Hi Wael and fellow Hapkidoists!
So I am preparing for my Black Belt on May 13th and I am training almost everyday, watching videos of our techniques, teaching and working at the dojang....
And yet, I feel I am not retaining what I am learning. I felt I could have waited for the next test ( a few years) but my Sabumnim wanted me to go for it. I see some of our senior teachers looking at our class of Bodans, and whether they literally say it or you can…Continue