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    new hapkido student here

    Cool :) Sounds like a lot of fun!
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    new hapkido student here

    Don't push it. If you've only been to a handful of classes then likely all your partners have more experience than you; let them set the level unless it's too much for you (and they shouldn't if they are good partners). Martial Arts techniques are like Musical techniques. You can't play...
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    Cross training Hapkido and Aikido?

    It depends on what you are trying to accomplish. If you are just looking to break the mold of your thinking than probably any other 'art' will do just to gain a difference in perspective. If, for example, you are looking for a full fighting system than, to me, Aikido and Hapkido work too...
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    The Martial Way

    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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    The Martial Way

    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...
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    Long Time!

    Thanks. Phoenix is very hot but I'm getting plugged in with some good training. Looks like a fun place to be!
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    The Martial Way

    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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    Long Time!

    Been a long time since I've visited or posted. Hoping to see what's new in the MartialTalk community :) I'm in Phoenix, Arizona now
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    Hapkido in Seattle

    OK, after a *lot* of driving (Omaha to Seattle), I'm here in Everett :) Had my first day of work today and still recovering a bit from the drive Unfortunately, the Seattle Hapkido number is disconnected because I heard some good things about the people involved. Sean, I'll drop you a...
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    Hapkido in Seattle

    Haven't posted in a long, long time Heading to Everett, WA for a three month contract with Boeing...need a place to train for a bit
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    How do you deal with a long enforced break in training?

    I don't get it. Other than for injury, there are no 'long enforced break[s] in training'; and even injury only modifies it. I train all the time, sometimes physically, sometimes mentally, but continuously. A lot of my training involves and instructor and partners, but when those are not...
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    Kicking question

    Mount that bullet as the hood ornament on a semi and drive it through a brick wall at two miles an hour. That's a different kind of power, but not one to be overlooked
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    My worst nightmare

    I never have but my instructor said he had and he talked to his instructor about it and apparently a) it's not too uncommon for everyone eventually and B) there's a solution (that I don't remember...I'll try to ask him)
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    Kicking question

    Yeah, I sorted substituted "power" with "effectiveness"
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    Religion VS.Art

    I've often said that people train in martial arts for one or more of five reasons 1) Self Defense 2) Fitness 3) Sport 4) Spirituality 5) Art Each person has their own reason or reasons and all that really matters is that your school meets your needs in that area. I happen to be a...
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    Kicking question

    Different applications. A sidekick can push someone away if it has more thrust than speed, or it can burst a spleen and leave the guy standing, if it has more speed than power, relatively. That's why we have speed breaks and power breaks. But which you want at a given time depends on...
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    How many of you.....

    I still compete in the sense that I haven't decided not to compete anymore. I haven't competed in over a year, mostly for financial reasons, but m y attitude is that I'm just waiting for the right situation, I haven't given up
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    Poomse speed

    Just to help out, that's exactly what they are
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    Wrist locks???

    NO! If it does not work, move on to something else. Not all techniques work for all people, not all techniques work on all people. As a general rule, most techniques will work for most people but that's only a very, very general broad rule. The problem is not usually the mechanics of the...
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    Wrist locks???

    We look at all manipulation techniques as flowing between Pain Compliance and Joint Compliance. Joint Compliance is a mechanical positioning of the body in such a way that the body moves (or doesn't) in a particular way. Pain or not, biomechanics are biomechanics and the body just works...
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    Wrist locks???

    Every technique has a counter. The trick is to get the counter in before the technique sets in. Once the technique is set in, it's usually too late to counter directly and you need to do something else to break the technique. However, no counter is perfect either. It's a give and take (or...
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    Poomse speed

    A poomse is not an end in itself. It is a training tool to teach, development, improve, something else. Improve flexibility, mechanical efficiency, balance, focus, etc... So I guess I would say "it depends" for the simple reason of "It depends on why you are doing it?"
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    Black belt - is this ok?

    "You're belt only covers two inches of your butt, the rest is up to you"
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    Pre Cut breaking boards

    Yeah, for my last test my instructor just went to Home Depot and bought the cinder block slabs and long lengths of 1" board that he cut down to fit. Knots and all were in those boards. And what was left of the boards we cut down to form practice handgun shapes :)
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    Combat Hapkido vs Sin Moo Hapkido

    All of this is second hand so take it for what it's worth. From what I've been told, GM P was testing for third dan about the time of my instructor, many years ago. GM P (not GM at the time : ) failed. However, he returned a few years later as 7th Dan; he had bought his rank. Other than a...
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    The symbolism of the Korea Hapkido Fed patch

    Yes, the hand is known as "live hand"* as is a part of many Hapkido techniques (well, all the joint manipulations, obviously you don't punch like that and kicking is kinda up to you) Like dortiz says, it'a hard to explain in text but it increases the effectiveness of the mechanics of a lot of...
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    Are the best really the best???

    Which is a shame in today's world.
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    Does taekwondo needs cross-training to complete it

    Oh, yeah, that comes up a lot! :)
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    Does taekwondo needs cross-training to complete it

    OK, this may sounds weird but, in a lot of ways, art or system may not matter much. Here's what I mean. We've been doing a drill called "shark bait" a lot recently. That's one person in the middle and everyone else around attacking in turn. Sometimes you end up with several attackers at...
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    New Website I created

    Ironically, it was just the lack of a closed tag (<title>, of all things). Fixed now
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