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How to train in the Martial Arts and be Old

How to train in the Martial Arts and be Old Long term Martial Artist and those who start training later in life have many lessons to learn about taking care of their bodies. All too often we push forward with bravado ignoring the pain and damage we may be doing to ourselves. Now being officially [...]

White to Yellow Hapkido Testing Requirements

White to Yellow  Hapkido Testing Requirements I updated my notes for white to yellow belt testing and thought some of you might like to see what the basic requirements are. This is the program that I teach. Focus                    Learning the basic blocks, punches, and kicks as well as beginning to fall and roll. The grabs [...]

By |2015-01-10T15:00:55+00:00July 27th, 2012|Falls, Hand Strikes, Hapkido, Kicks, Testing|Comments Off on White to Yellow Hapkido Testing Requirements

Drill for understanding the need to keep elbows down and striking from the center

Drill for understanding the need to keep elbows down and striking from the center When utilizing basic punches and thrusting arm strikes from the center; it is important that the elbow remain in a down position. The reasoning for this is that as you move the elbows up towards the sky, your body stops using [...]

By |2015-02-12T08:06:21+00:00March 3rd, 2012|Body Alignment or Centering, Drills or Skills, Hand Strikes|Comments Off on Drill for understanding the need to keep elbows down and striking from the center

Drill Palm press to move an opponent

Drill Palm press to move an opponent Skill learned Teaches how to move a working stance forward and engage an opponent to move their body. The ability to move forward and then move your opponent is a skill that is the foundation of many striking arts. While this drill uses your body momentum and frame [...]

By |2015-02-12T08:06:15+00:00February 24th, 2012|Concept Drills, Drills or Skills, Hand Skill Drills, Hand Strikes|Comments Off on Drill Palm press to move an opponent