It's a little strange that I haven't had any Hapkido posts on here lately. Things have been a little quiet since Chris injured his foot and Master Sim had his little baby girl. This week was our first week back after a two week break so that the boy could mend his footsie.
I can't tell you enough how much I love Hapkido. Never in my life did I ever really want to learn a martial art, but when Chris said he wanted to practice it I decided that he couldn't be the only one in the relationship with a black belt.
I enjoy Hapkido for so many reasons. I feel like I'd be able to put up a strong fight in any compromising situation. If I happened to have my katana with me I'd be in even better luck. I also like it because it's a pretty intense physical workout. The first few weeks were rough. My legs, wrists, arms, joints, every possible muscle in my body hurt. Bad. It's gotten better, but even as I type I have to rest my arms in a certain position or else I'll get a sharp pain in my arms. It hurts so good.
Today we got a big surprise when Master Sim asked the boy and I if we wanted to test for our 2nd degree black belts before we left Korea. Uh, is Anderson Cooper stunningly handsome? Silly question. We enthusiastically said yes and asked when the next test is. His response? "Oh.. next test.. next month". As in, we'll be testing for our 2nd degree black belts in less than 30 days.
Whose got two thumbs and will be working her ace off?
Oh and look. We even bought Ares his very own Hapkido uniform and katana.
You can stop judging now.