Moo Sul Kwan Hapkido
The art of self defense martial arts science .
Hap means combine
Ki means energy
Do means The path , the way , and the system
Hapkido is a soft art like Jujitsu with more kicks and standup striking . HAPKIDO is easy to learn. The simplicity of moving in small or large circles.
3 principles of hapkido
Hwa means Harmony not to meet force with force.
Won means Circle to gain momentum over an attacker by off balance or mirrowing the attacker
Yu means Water the ability to move over , under , around , or through an attacker
Moo means Martial or Military
Sul means Technique
Kwan means Dojang
Hap Ki Do means Harmony way of coordinated power in the system .
Tae Kwon Do means the ultimate kick & fist way
Empty hand form's & weapon forms.
Sparring /punch / blocks / kicks / board breaking
Hapkido Self Defense
A member of JuJitsu America
Since we teach a well rounded grappling art of Hapkido and a striking art of Taekwondo our JuJitsu classes focus on ground fighting .
The way of the Ninja
A member of American NinJutsu Academy
Sensei Tim Ross hosted a seminar with Master Ed Redmond from Texas and Master Yvonne Falgout from TX . I had the honor to attend these seminars
This art comes from Japan under Soke Masaaki Hatsumi
Was brought to the USA under Master Robert Bussey ( one of the first men to bring this art to America ) and taught to me under the North Carolina head instructor Sensei Tim Ross
Mr.Ryan started studying American Ninjutsu under Sensei Ross in 2003 and trained off and on over the years earning his black belt in 2018.
RIP Sensei Frank Ross
A great man of God , a family man , a preacher , a teacher , a sparring partner , and a friend .
Sensei had the nicest martial arts funeral I ever saw.
Has he wished to go at peace in his Gi and black belt.
We all of his students ,training partners from the old school and the new dressed in our Gi uniforms. Has we set upfront with the family and gave him a sword salute .
I remember sensei breaking cender blocks with his head and eye gauge me when I dropped my hands . He never gave up and never admit to being tired . A true Ninja and a true friend !
I was glad to have the honors to award him in my hall of honors Elite FreeStyle Hapkido Association many years ago .
RIP Brother Jon Cottle
Jon knew I was a martial artist and he loved wrestling .
Jon asked me to join him in wrestling and so I did but it wasn't my thing . So he brought me a boxing sign up sheet to box in a Tough Man Boxing contest at the Greensboro coliseum and so I did.
That night in 2001 .I fail in love with the sport of boxing . So I joined a boxing gym and loved the art of it . For many years I boxed in local boxing gyms and fought in many local boxing matches in Tough Man Contest .
Jon my best friend since grade school .
The art of boxing and the rush of inside a ring in a coliseum was fun .
Nothing was more fun than those nights out in the back yard since high school standing toe to toe with each other and duking it out .
Big Bad Jon was a name the ring announcer gave Jon . Jon being a super heavy weight of a 300lb+ guy a fighter that loved to fight .
If anything he taught me strong chin and how to be tough .
His Dad Jon Cottle Sr sponsored our fights and his wife Elaine supported him .
Sensei Bob was retired army guy and martial artist . With a passion to teach and give back to the community .
Sensei knew I was a former boxer and Kickboxer both American rules and MuayThai . He was a big fan of my Karate fights and JuJitsu fights .
Sensei Bob invited me down to his school of KungFu and Kickboxing to work and and sparr . I attended a kickboxing camp and than fought all the fighters there at the end to earn my black belt in Kickboxing .
Mid South Boxing gym with instructor Stephen Kane
Master Jon Farlow flexibility & stretching routine.
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