The Martial Way

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  1. FearlessFreep

    FearlessFreep Senior Master

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    I've found my way to Phoenix, AZ and I'm now training with GM Georg Bell of The Martial Way (http://themartialway.com).

    The main school is in Flagstaff but he's also opening a location n Scottsdale.

    Anyone in the area?
     
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    oftheherd1 Senior Master

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    Are you there primarily for the Hapkido training? What is your style of Hapkido?

    Hope you enjoy the training there and can let us know how the training is there.
     
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    FearlessFreep Senior Master

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    Well, my base art is Hapkido but a round that out with BJJ, Take Kwon Do, and Muy Thai. While I respect the Art, I also try to be pragmatic and use what's useful, regardless of what art it comes from. GM Bell seems to follow a similar approach as my prior instructor, Master Costley. Both have lineage back to GM In Sun Seo of Work Kido Federation as a main Hapkido lineage (Master Costley through GM McMurray, GM Bell through GM Ian Sires). Both have real-worl application experience with their Martial Arts.

    So philosophically, it seems a good match, or a good transition, for me
     
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    oftheherd1 Senior Master

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    Interesting. I looked up In Sun Soe. Good to see another GM who isn't afraid to say when and where Hapkido started. I don't think Hapkido has to apologize to anyone for its beginnings. It is a good and practical art.
     
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    FearlessFreep Senior Master

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    If anyone's interested, we're currently training rather informally at Lata fitness (http://www.latafitness.com/home.html) a couple nights a week. George is a great guy and gets in a rolls with us sometimes
     
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    Daniel Sullivan Grandmaster

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    Sounds like a good fit for you! Keep us posted as to how it is going!

    Daniel123
     

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