I train at a Hapkido club. The instructor lets me ignore the curriculum as much as I want and doesn't make me do gradings. Overall the Hapkido curricula I've been exposed to are ridiculously convoluted, the only good thing is that they include all ranges of fighting, so if you get a group with a good mindset you can train pretty much like MMA. That's roughly how the club works, 1 hour of conditioning, 1 hour of techniques, then we can stay after class for 2-3 hours and train however we like. It's really more a case of the club being good despite the Hapkido, rather than because of it.
I now know of six and have heard very good things about 7 different schools .
Originally Posted by MarcoChacon
so you know ... don't get your hopes up .
Originally Posted by migo
If nothing else is available I can see the attraction .
... and just to be clear , in my reality it is not the Art that fails as much as the training and teaching methods .
Last edited by BackFistMonkey; 5/23/2009 7:33pm at .
Originally Posted by ghost55
“I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.”
Originally Posted by WFMurphyPhD
I wasted a lot of time figuring this out.
If you wanna grapple, take BJJ, Judo, Sambo
If you wanna beat on people, take boxing, kick boxing, muay thai
If you wanna do both take MMA.
There are some good things in Hapkido, but the signal to noise ratio is so low just don't bother.
I really want to take BJJ, Judo, or SAMBO
but I cant find any places like this around
Marion, Indiana...or around Marion Can some one please help me search? you will seriously be saving my martial arts life =p, I would like to try out Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Boxing.....If I knew where to find some of them....Cause I really suck at searching =p
No Judo? Seriously?
Last edited by migo; 5/24/2009 4:07am at .
They have judo there, But I think that mudokwan place has horrible instruction, and There is seriously no other place I can find (I suck at searching)
Can some one help me look for citys or areas around Marion, Indiana? you will be saving MY MARTIAL ARTS LIFE, IM mostly lookin for Muay Thai, Kickboxing, or Boxing, Brazillian jiu jitsu, SAMBO, Judo
PLEASE HELP, kkthnxbai lol
Fair enough, but we will actually spar or grapple (or both) folks who visit. That should put us a few points ahead of most "come to my gym" responses.
Originally Posted by It is Fake
Not the point. This was a noobietown thread where the kid gloves are supposed to saty on.
No, "I'll show you real Hapkido."
No, "It is the practitioner not the style."
No, " We have the real."
Yet, that is exactly what we got and why it is now in YMAS.
YouTube - TehNoobShows Machinima $250 Contest ft. The Keyboard Cat
p.s, how do you embed videos with out having to psot links?
that will be very help full
and come some one plese help me look around Marion, Indiana for good Martial Arts classes? you will be saving my Martial arts life =)
Just want to pop back in to remind everyone that it really doesn't matter if your Judo/Sambo/BJJ is taught out of a Taekwondo/hapkido/what have you mcdojo as long as it is legit Judo/Sambo/BJJ. In fact, a lot of good clubs and instructors share or rent space in mcdojos. So, the "avoid any place that teaches TKD" advice is not necessarily good advice.
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