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November 2010 Blog Posts (7)

Pivoting the leg when throwing



I messed up my knee badly doing Hapkido throws yesterday. We were working hip and shoulder throws, and on one of them, as soon as I threw the guy I felt a sharp twinge in my knee. It wasn't too bad so I ignored it, then after Hapkido class had a Kempo class, then the knee started to ache badly. Today I can barely walk on that leg.


My Kempo instructor, who has a judo background, says that most likely the knee got torqued as I was throwing my…
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Added by Wael on November 30, 2010 at 1:30pm — 7 Comments

Kyusho seminar in Mumbai India in Jan 2011

Seminars on Kyusho in Mumbai , Jan 22nd to 30th 2011.

Kyusho Jitsu is a study of exploitation of vital points by activating them by

either striking, pressing or rubbing them. The impairment caused by the

activation of points may occur in the form of pain, loss of balance,

loss of strength or even loss of consciousness.

Details -…

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Added by Shamala on November 25, 2010 at 11:58pm — No Comments

Happy Thanksgiving Hapkidoists!!!!

Hey everyone, especially you Wael! Happy Thanksgiving! I have so much to be thankful for...
Enjoy this day with loved ones and friends!!! Today I battle with the kitchen!!!! Cooking up a storm!!! BYE!!!!! SteelyJan

Added by SteelyJan on November 25, 2010 at 4:21am — 2 Comments

Hapkido under the almond trees - where's your spot?



I drive from Fresno to Los Banos every Wednesday (1.5 hours each way), and to Casa de Fruta…
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Added by Wael on November 15, 2010 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

2hr. Seminar with 10th Dan Soke John Davis

Hi Everyone! I'm back...I had a ornamental ironwork commission that has kept me quite busy and although I still was training, not at my usual intensity. I decided not to test for Bodan ( pre black belt) as there is a lot of material to learn + I don;t feel cramming it will do my training any justice. I will most likely test in February .

Now I can start taking the more intense classes like Kyosanim's 2hr evening class and get back to Judo on Tuesday afternoon.

Yesterday our dojang had… Continue

Added by SteelyJan on November 13, 2010 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Traditionalists, MMA and bouncing.

Last week, one of our bouncers put a guy in a choke hold. He choked the guy out and wasn't paying attention. I had to tell him multiple times that the guy was out and to let go. On top of that, the choke was a tad bit premature.


Since this little incident my supervisor has put this guy into remedial training with me on proper procedure and other restraining techniques, and not just using a choke as the default go to technique.
The only thing is, is this guy is an…
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Added by Daniel McCullar on November 13, 2010 at 4:04am — 2 Comments

A visit by the Martial Arts Vigilante Squad



So I was running my class as usual Monday afternoon, and halfway through the session three large men came through the door. I asked the apparent leader (whose name I later discovered is David) if they had seen my ad on Craigslist. He hesitated, then nodded his head.


These guys didn't look like newcomers to martial arts. They were all beefy and heavyset, like bodybuilders or fighters. David said they wanted to watch my class. I said sure, and…
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Added by Wael on November 2, 2010 at 5:50pm — 15 Comments


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