1st visit here.

Discussion in 'Filipino Combat Arts Forum' started by Anrkst6973, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. Anrkst6973


    May 15, 2008
    Good Morning to all, This is my first visit to this forum so I'll let on a little about me. I've been training my whole life in Judo and Ji-Jitsu but there were no schools or Dojo's when I was coming up so I was never "Belted". I used my allowance and later my own wages to get books,manuals and vids of my art and trained at home alone or with vets or freinds who had the same "martial attitude". Recently a School opened here teaching Ta-Kwon-Do and Hapkido and after meeting the instructors and observing for a few weeks I decided to lay down the money for formal instruction in both forms. I am now a "card carrying" member of The International Ta-Kwon-Do Association and American Combat Hapkido Association. I am very excited and thrilled to (at last!!!) be a white belt in the company of my "Dojo-mates" and under the tutlage of my Sensi's!!!! I am looking forward to being tested for advancement in December. I would like to converse with people here who are of like mind. I'll be here as often as I can get this dinosaur of a computer to work with me!!!! Best to all Ankrst6973:thumbup:
  2. AF1


    Apr 4, 2005
    Welcome to the forum.

    Hapkido always struck me as a nice, comprehensive martial art. Tae kwon do not so much....but it gives a good workout at least.

    For weapons work nothing beats FMA, though, in my opinion. :)
  3. Matador


    Jul 16, 2006
    Welcome aboard!

  4. Anrkst6973


    May 15, 2008
    Thanks all. I like TKD...It feels very "natural" to me. Hapkido is more of a "police" method..meant to control a perp..be it that suspects get more violent every single day,even more so in other countries!!! I'm too old to make a tactical retreat so IF BG's decide I fit GVPS(good victim profile staus),I want to tear off extremities and break major bones without further negoiation. That is why I train....It does feel good to enter the Dojo after more than 30 years of training alone!!!

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