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Started by XAVIER DAVILA in General Hapkido Discussions Mar 12.

Standard Class Format?

Started by Wael in General Hapkido Discussions Dec 30, 2016.

Footwork and Stances? 5 Replies

Started by Wael in General Hapkido Discussions. Last reply by Wael Dec 30, 2016.


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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:


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…


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…


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




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