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Wael replied to Deke Rivers's discussion should Hapkido be considered a mixed artial art or an art unto its own?
"Yes, it's an eclectic art by nature. There are some (like Daniel on this website) who mourn the way Hapkido has lost its character by becoming diluted with other arts. But from the very beginning Hapkido was a mashup of Japanese Jujitsu and…"
Nov 14
George Stando is now a member of HapkidoNetwork.com
Nov 14
XAVIER DAVILA replied to Deke Rivers's discussion should Hapkido be considered a mixed artial art or an art unto its own?
"Well it can be considered a mix martial art since even the highest master are mixing it up with other style. Such is the case of the so call DOJU of hapkido Chinil Chang."
Nov 14
Deke Rivers replied to Wael's discussion New Members, Introduce Yourselves
"I will do that....with bad knees from my kick boxing days my high kick days are over,,,,,so I have to adapt ...hapkido  reminds me a lot like kung fu in tat it is tauight so many different ways. Wewill see how it goes.   "
Nov 6
Wael replied to Wael's discussion New Members, Introduce Yourselves
"Hi Deke. Sounds like that tactical Hapkido might be a good match for you. Let me know how it goes."
Nov 5
Deke Rivers replied to Wael's discussion New Members, Introduce Yourselves
"Hello , My name is Deke rivers ...just getting back into martial arts afetr 15yr off  but I studdied for 15 yrs  before layoff. Trained in a korean blend then swithced to shaolin king fiu under the famed TSAI family  system... then…"
Nov 5
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THE HIER TO THE HAPKIDO EMPIRE

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Posted by XAVIER DAVILA on March 11, 2017 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Wollmershauser Tapes or DVDs.

I would appreciate it if any member could provide information regarding the Hapkido tapes produced by Master Mike Wollmershauser. My entire set was lost in a move from California to Oregon. I would like to replace them. Thanks in advance for any help.

Posted by Jack Fennessy on January 6, 2017 at 9:55pm

Surviving a multiple attacker assault while on the ground

Here's an article I just posted about this on my blog:

http://hammerheadma.com/scenario-kicked-ground/

It seems to me the basic skills you need in this scenario are:

  • How to cover your head and protect yourself.
  • How to take someone down my manipulating their leg & knee.
  • Find the weak point in the circle around you and break out.

Posted by Wael on December 31, 2016 at 11:11am

No Style!

I was feeling down as I often do on Saturday evenings, with no classes and Salma away at her mom's house. Finally roused myself to go to the gym, where I lifted weights then hit the heavy bag with a vengeance. A very fit young man approached me and said, "What style is that?" I said, "No style!", gave him my card, and went back to work on the bag. Feeling much better now. It's amazing what a difference exercise can make.

I mostly don't think in terms of styles anymore. I think in…

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Posted by Wael on September 26, 2016 at 5:36pm

Never Surrender in Sparring

Something I wrote for my students:

One of the most important things you can do in martial arts class is to finish your sparring session strong. Most sparring sessions are timed. A one or two minute session is common. If you get hit in the face or take a punch to the gut and you're hurt or winded, keep fighting. If you're tired, out of breath, or feeling overwhelmed, keep fighting!

If you are stick sparring and just took a hard hit to the arm and can't feel your…

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Posted by Wael on April 17, 2016 at 10:25am


 
 
 

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