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    Are Aikido's Circles Too Big?

    Here's a question for y'all... In my hapkido class yesterday, my instructor was showing us a move. One thing led to another, and we ended up discussing the circular movements so important to hapkido and its predecessor, aikido. My instructor said that whereas aikido tends towards larger...
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    I'm a killing machine.

    So I'm standing at the bus stop yesterday looking dashing in my suit and tennis shoes (it's a long walk) when a woman offers me 300 bucks to pose naked for a magazine... Ok.. I made that second part up. But I was, in fact, standing at the bus stop and looking dashing when a...
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    Do you want more philosophy in your dojo?

    I think this question is different from the ones already posted, but I apologize if it's not. Would you like more philosophy/religion in your school? I feel as though I'm missing out on gaining the full MA experience by having what we learn disconnected from its eastern philosophical...
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    Do you prefer learning Korean?

    Here's an issue. I find it hard to remember the names of all the moves in Korean. Also, I'd prefer to learn the names of the moves in English, because I suspect they're really interesting things, like "Hissing Moth" or "Flaming Ostrich" or whatever. Other hapkidists will sometimes ask...
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    Suggestions for Summer MA Reading

    Now that unbearably hot weather has returned to DC, I'm looking for a good book to sink into while tanning to a golden brown on the beach. :-) I'd like it to be MA-related, possibly fiction, maybe about ninjas or something like that. I don't want to read any "How To" books. And I love...
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    Second Intro -- Coming Out

    Hap ki, I just posted an intro about me a few days ago... but I left out the fact that I'm gay. Before I spend any more time on this site chatting with people, I want to note that bit about me. Also, I'm hoping to touch base with other gay guys out there who are into the martial arts...
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    Weak versus Strong

    I've got a question for everyone. I'm 5 11 and 150 lbs. Although I work out, I'm thin and not as strong as most of the guys in my school who seem to be around 180-200 or more lbs. Although I know I'm supposed to believe that size and strength don't matter (everyone knows size matters!), I...
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    Intro and Question

    Hap Ki, Everyone, I found this site today and am pretty excited about it. Although I just created a post on Meet and Greet to introduce myself and explain a little about me, I wanted to post a "hi" on here to my hapkido buddies. So how did you all decide to practice hapkido? What do you...
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    Hap Ki from DC

    Hey there, everyone... or "hap ki" as we say in hapkido. 37 yo, good looking (for anyone who cares), blue belt in hapkido just outside of DC in Alexandria, Virginia. Glad to have found this site. I'm looking forward to chatting with others about hapkido, other martial arts, pressure...
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