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Kuhapdo students / teachers?

I’m curious if there’s any kuhapdo students or teachers out there that might be able to give me some info. I know it’s similar to Iaido but that’s about the extent of what I’ve been able to find out. I’ve always been interested in learning sword. My BF has given me a few pointers about sword, due to his training in Iaido when he was younger. He’s out of practice and doesn’t feel comfortable teaching me because of that. He says he doesn’t want to teach me incorrectly. I can respect that.

So, due to training in TKD & Hapkido, I might as well continue the Korean arts and head to Kuhapdo. It makes sense. There’s a school about 20 min away that teaches it. I’m pretty excited, I’ve kinda been researching sword techniques, etiquette, ect on my own for a bit now.

My main questions are (no particular order) :

1. How does ranking work?
2. Do you need any special gear? (Aside from bokken/shinai)

3. How much training outside class do you recommend? (I’m kind of a training nut and spend pretty much all my free time training o_o)

4. Did you train other martial arts before/during -> Did that make it harder or easier to learn Kuhapdo?

the-history-of-fighting:

A Cup of Tea

Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen. Nan-in served tea.

He poured his visitor’s cup full, and then kept on pouring. The professor watched the overflow until he no longer could restrain himself.

"It is overfull. No more will go in!"

"Like this cup," Nan-in said, "you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?"

(From 101 Zen Koans).

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blackbeltacademy:

fightsinlipstick:

fightsinlipstick:

Woohoo look what came today :D

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you can get it here:   http://funboozter.com/products/single-taken-addicted-martial-arts-unisex-hoodie   The facebook page “Addicted To Martial Arts” posts their stuff all the time, as well as some other cool stuff :)
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blackbeltacademy:

fightsinlipstick:

fightsinlipstick:

Woohoo look what came today :D

I didn’t bring this hoodie to Calgary and I really miss it.

Yooooooooooo!  Where can I get one of these?!

you can get it here:   http://funboozter.com/products/single-taken-addicted-martial-arts-unisex-hoodie  
The facebook page “Addicted To Martial Arts” posts their stuff all the time, as well as some other cool stuff :)

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kellyann-graceful-warrior:

zenrayn:

kellyann-graceful-warrior

To answer your questions…

~ Piercings - 10 total, mostly ears, but I got navel when I was around 14. I don’t have face or tongue - too much sparring haha! It would probably get ripped out or something! And I’ve heard of people getting nerve damage from tongue…

I absolutely love it! Made me smile! I’m getting something similar I’ve wanted before I even got black belt. I thought about the same place only on my right arm or down my calf. Dunno if it’s gonna be my name or the name of my masters class. Maybe both eventually. My left has more scars than the right, so I have another idea in mind for that. My piercings have never given me trouble in sparring=o though I can’t say I haven’t worried. Since no face hits were ever allowed it was fine really. With my master, if there was, we all had shields! With the nose piercings, I know some people can take theirs out for hours and I just don’t get it. Most people I know have theirs out for about 10 minutes and then it starts to close up, like mine. My old instructor just didn’t like the way they look for his class rather than safety reasons so I just wore a retainer which doesn’t change anything about it but that it’s clear. With my eyebrow piercing id have to wear tape over it which didn’t look too bad cause it was skin color and everything, but his reasoning was stupid. If anything did happen with that one, it was protected, but that wasn’t his reason. I want my tongue a little too. The nerve thing is pretty rare I think. Go to a great piercer with a good reputation. Ik some don’t like personal posts reblogged so if you want me to delete this after you read it sorry the replies just allow so little space=o

nah it’s cool :) I don’t mind. Face hits are allowed in my school, as long as it’s light contact. but as i’m sure you’re aware, accidents happen : \ I’ve taken a few good shots before. Just this past monday I got hit in the nose & jaw. I’m on anti-inflammatory & pain killers right now for it >.<  As my master says “Don’t block with your head!”  and “should’ve blocked that” lol  I was a little slow that time, ops! it’s all good though. nothing serious, I’ll be fine in a couple days. We tend to play a big rough in my school. :P

kellyann-graceful-warrior

To answer your questions…

~ Piercings - 10 total, mostly ears, but I got navel when I was around 14. I don’t have face or tongue - too much sparring haha! It would probably get ripped out or something! And I’ve heard of people getting nerve damage from tongue piercings, I like them but I just don’t wanna take the risk.

~ Tattoo - just 1 I got after my black belt test back in March. I have the Korean characters for the style I do (Moo Duk Kwan) done like brush calligraphy. As seen below. (Yes that’s my cat in the background lol) It’s on my inner arm, left side. I have plans for more when I get money for it. This was a big one for though, kind of symbolic of over-coming my self -harm. Martial arts helped me do that. That’s why I chose the left arm where the scars were.

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ryusantiago:

zenrayn:

shaped-by-karate:

Decided to separate these, since the other post was too long.

Tagged by building-an-unstoppable-fist for ” Write 10 facts about yourself. Then Tag 5 of your favorite followers.”

1. I love games.

2. The Assassin’s Creed series is one of my favorite game series.

3. I am currently hooked on…

Oh man! I’ve been tagged! :D

Ok 10 random facts about me…. hmmm

1. I have a cat named Dexter. He was a stray I rescued :)

2. I’ve only ever had 2 serious relationships and I’m ok with that.

3. Ice Cream is my kryptonite.

4. I’ve been training in martial arts for 4 years - it literally saved my life.

5. I have a younger brother (by 6 years) who won’t speak to me, but I still care for all the same.

6. I build my own computers, and some friends computers. Yes, I am a geek. So what? :P

7. I have 1 tattoo that I got a few weeks after I tested for Black Belt. And several piercings, 10 in total.

8. I played clarinet for a few years when I was younger.

9. I’m an Army brat. I grew up all over the US, spent a year in Germany. I do not have a “home town”.

10. Due to spending a year in Germany during a Mad Cow Disease outbreak, I am on a perma-ban list for Red Cross. I am not allowed to donate blood, despite being O+. (I’m looking into ways to get off the list so I CAN donate.)

I hope that was entertaining! Now to tag people - kellyann-graceful-warrior  hapkidogirl  miserablediscontent  mythrandal  admilu1   You’re It!

Banned from the Red Cross, wow xD

You should do the 6 selfies post, too! =]

haha i know right? 6 selfies hmm I haven’t seen that one. I’m kinda shy with posting pics of myself, but I might have a few I’d be willing to share :) 

http://shaped-by-karate.tumblr.com/post/92183747404/decided-to-separate-these-since-the-other-post

shaped-by-karate:

Decided to separate these, since the other post was too long.

Tagged by building-an-unstoppable-fist for ” Write 10 facts about yourself. Then Tag 5 of your favorite followers.”

1. I love games.

2. The Assassin’s Creed series is one of my favorite game series.

3. I am currently hooked on…

Oh man! I’ve been tagged! :D

Ok 10 random facts about me…. hmmm

1. I have a cat named Dexter. He was a stray I rescued :)

2. I’ve only ever had 2 serious relationships and I’m ok with that.

3. Ice Cream is my kryptonite.

4. I’ve been training in martial arts for 4 years - it literally saved my life.

5. I have a younger brother (by 6 years) who won’t speak to me, but I still care for all the same.

6. I build my own computers, and some friends computers. Yes, I am a geek. So what? :P

7. I have 1 tattoo that I got a few weeks after I tested for Black Belt. And several piercings, 10 in total.

8. I played clarinet for a few years when I was younger.

9. I’m an Army brat. I grew up all over the US, spent a year in Germany. I do not have a “home town”.

10. Due to spending a year in Germany during a Mad Cow Disease outbreak, I am on a perma-ban list for Red Cross. I am not allowed to donate blood, despite being O+. (I’m looking into ways to get off the list so I CAN donate.)

I hope that was entertaining! Now to tag people - kellyann-graceful-warrior  hapkidogirl  miserablediscontent  mythrandal  admilu1   You’re It!

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