As we age we often look back at our accomplishments and marvel at how we reached our goals. I played Little League as a child for many years and was quite successful. Yet to this day I can not tell you what my best game was, what my batting average was, or even what any of my team’s final records were. We often look back at the journey as one complete package. We remember bits ...

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How Does Parental Involvement Impacts Martial Arts Training For Young Students? Having parents and grandparents support and cheer for their children is great for a kid’s self-esteem. Parents who actively participate in the practices and after-school training feel positive about the impact that martial arts training is having on their children, and encourage more parents to get involved in the program. Parents will also notice their students develop better balance and more focus and family ...

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One of the questions I often get as a Hapkido School owner is “How many belts are there between white belt and black belt in Hapkido” That’s a great question! We all have goals and who wouldn’t want to know how long it would take them to reach a black belt? Different Martial Arts Styles Have Different Belts There are many different styles of martial arts from karate to kung fu, judo, and jujitsu … ...

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This question often comes up in emails I receive and phone calls from adults who are interested in getting into the Martial Arts. People often associate Martial Arts – such as Karate, kung fu, and jiu-jitsu – with activities for young adults and kids, but that’s really not the case. Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of teaching many adults from different age groups the art of Hapkido. My students range from college ages ...

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It’s true that Hapkido is known worldwide as one of the most effective martial arts for self-defense. Since a hapkido practitioner learns how to use an aggressor’s momentum and power against them, it is highly effective for both men and women. Hapkido has its origins in a samurai martial art called Datu Ryu Aiki- jujitsu. These techniques have been battle-tested over many centuries …so much so that many special forces and Law enforcement officers throughout ...

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I graduated from South Plainfield High School in 1990 and after years of being a competitive wrestler, I decided to undertake something new that I’ve always wanted to do since I was a young kid; martial arts! Growing Up My parents were never a big fan of signing me up for Karate lessons. I have two brothers – Irish triplets, lol. We are all about 18 months apart (I’m in the middle). There was a ...

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