Valiant Monk of Booze & War
Posted On:1/23/2009 8:22am
Battlefields, you spewed bullshit. You convinced us that you had no clue what you were talking about fairly quickly, especially with your completely bullshit attempts to translate Korean. Had you not acted like a know-it-all, the reception you received would have been very different.
Your subsequent post was par for the course for a troll. It was passive aggressive Faulkner; full of sound & fury. Signifying nothing.
Day Tripper/Dream Weaver
Posted On:1/23/2009 1:26pm
Style: Shorei-ryu & Kumdo & TKD
Originally Posted by DerAuslander108
Excuse me, this thread is not for discussiom about Hapkido. It's for discussion of how Vinh & I can score poji in KTown using Hapkido pick up lines.
"You habu 100 dorrar you habu poji"
Jeremy M. Talbott
Originally Posted by Phrost
"Bullshido isn't just a place to hang out when you're browsing the net. We really are trying to accomplish something fucking extraordinary here that nobody's ever had the balls to do before."
Originally Posted by D.Murray
"Which is better, to learn the truth, or to enjoy the illusion of being right when you are not?"
Originally Posted by hangooknamja88
My definition of Ki is our energy. it's rather hard to explain it in words. It's not some mystical type of energy like white people...
Posted On:1/23/2009 1:52pm
Originally Posted by djstat2000
I am in hapkido and it is not too bad. My instructor is Korean and he went back to Korea and came back and several of the schools there are emphasizing a muay thai or boxing principles. Alot more padwork, bagwork and combinations.
We were discussing GM Ji on another thread and I understand that his philosophy is that whatever works for you is you HKD and that you shouldn't define what HKD is by just a set of techniques performed in a set way. Sometimes technique needs to be tweaked to adjust for the person using it. This doen't make the technique wrong as long as it works. Adding in MT or boxing principals to help make your HKD work is a good thing.
Originally Posted by battlefield
instead I find little boys on thier parents computers purporting to be big men
Ok..You are definitely clueless.
Posted On:1/26/2009 6:26pm
Style: BJJ/ MMA/ MT
Derauslander and It Is Fake, at no stage did I claim I knew it all, I gave my account of what had happened in my life and the events and reasons that lead me to choose to study hapkido. It is not a work of ill-researched fiction. However, I'd like to hear your version of the translation of hapkido, derauslander. I'm done with offering insults, if you can school me, go ahead.
Posted On:1/30/2009 12:55pm
Style: Kendo & Kenjutsu
This is my first post on the TKD and other Korean Martial Arts forum.
My main art is taekwondo, but I took up hapkido about a year ago and just earned my green belt/blue tag (5th geub), so my hapkido experience will be fairly limited.
I took it up because I enjoyed the strikes of taekwondo, but wanted to round out my training more. My instructor was a hapkido instructor in the ROK special forces, so when he offered the class, I jumped at the opportunity.
So far, we've done breakfalls, rolls, and lots of locks, some grapples and some throws. Lots of kicks, though nothing that I haven't gotten from taekwondo. The big exception seems to be that the kicks are focused more low to midline and I'd never done a crouching spinning hook kick (or a crouching any kick for that matter) in taekwondo. Lots of punches; way more than I get in taekwondo.
In any case, so far I have enjoyed it quite a bit.
Posted On:1/30/2009 3:06pm
Hapgido is "the Way of Unified Energy" or "Energy Unification". The translation that you wafted about is pseudophilosophical bullshit.
Posted On:1/30/2009 3:45pm
Style: Judo Sandbagger
Posted On:2/03/2009 8:33am
Originally Posted by KO'd N DOA
Because Billy Jack could kick Steven Segal's ass. That's why. :)
Posted On:2/03/2009 1:38pm
One of my 12 year olds could kick his ass.
Posted On:2/25/2009 4:59pm
I got into Hapkido after having visited a number of MA places in my city because:
-The instructors were/are fantastic
-The class looked like a lot of fun
-It was and still is run by an man with proper qualifications.
That was six years ago and since then I've come a long way.
Hapkido in addition to being sometimes wildly different from school to school
seems to have a serious problem with quality control, perhaps similarly
to Taekwondo. There's a lot of people running off to start their own places
claiming that they're Masters or Grandmasters usually to the detriment of things.
Even Grandmaster Ji is decrepit from various substances ravaging his health, which really gets to the heart of the issue: today there just aren't very many real martial artists who practice something they call HKD, only some of them teach, and not a whole lot of people are long term students anyway, completeing the vicious cycle.
If you can manage to track down a good school though you're in for first class MA training. In the likely event that you cannot do so find another school that teaches proper martial arts. There is more to the MMA zealotry on this website and beyond than just rabid fandom.
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