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August 2010 Blog Posts (6)

Past my test....it was a tough one...

Good Morning Hapkido-ists!!



So this morning I feel like a mack truck hit me in the back! OMG!!! The test last night was intense...there must have been 30 people testing and 10-15 Black belts on hand to beat on us.

I was working at the dojang all day which didn't help matters. I studied and studied but I'm really not good at say, ( the Master calls out) Knife Defense 18...) become blank....DUH! just do something but that doesn't always fly... there is the head of our school and 4… Continue

Added by SteelyJan on August 28, 2010 at 6:32am — 6 Comments

Disturbing call

I got a call today from a man looking for training. Apparently he was at a gas station a few days ago and was confronted by a group of gangbangers. The beat him up leaving him temporarily blind in one eye and in a rough way. He said he has training in various arts, mostly Aikido. But, it has been a while since he has trained. As soon as the doctor gives him the go ahead we will meet up and I'll see what I can do for the guy. I hope that there is something I can do for him, if not to just give… Continue

Added by Daniel McCullar on August 26, 2010 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

Almost time...

Hi Wael and all my other hapkido friends...



I've been training like a maniac...so much to learn and re-learn. Going over my test materials, almost there but have to also go over all previous techniques...I find when I'm tired I become brain dead and I can't remember my techniques...any suggestions???

I also dropped 7 lbs, which was a goal. Feeling strong and my knees haven't been bothering me at all....that's a good thing. Of course I 'm not eating any carbs...in the real world… Continue

Added by SteelyJan on August 24, 2010 at 9:19pm — 3 Comments

Permission to test granted!!!!! but with stipulations!!!

So now I am in overdrive, KyoSaNim has granted me permission to test. But now that I am working for the dojang we have a relationship on two levels. She mentioned how all of our group decided to test and we were all late in sending the request (should be a month in advance).

Of course I can test but this will be a hard one...gulp!!!!!! Next time I will be certain to get everything in order way in advance.

I have been doing a lot of teaching because sometimes Sabumnim is not available… Continue

Added by SteelyJan on August 17, 2010 at 3:37pm — 2 Comments

Still around and training hard!

Hi everyone,

Thank you Wael, for thinking of me. Haven't spoken much in a while. I'm staying really busy both with art + martial arts.

I'm working at the dojang now and really enjoy watching our Master, Sabumnim David herbert deal with people and especially the children. He is fierce and scary but I'm learning how much he loves his students. The children adore him. He is an incredible force....

I am preparing now for my next belt test at the end of the month, always feel I'm not… Continue

Added by SteelyJan on August 6, 2010 at 4:41am — 2 Comments

Miscellaneous thoughts - by the way, who is the highest ranking female Hapkidoist?



My daughter Salma just turned four years old and I'm trying to decide if she's old enough to start martial arts. She sees me practicing all the time and…
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Added by Wael on August 5, 2010 at 10:16pm — No Comments


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