Tagged: safety

Practice With Generosity

I was once  invited to be a guest judge at a neighboring Hapkido school’s belt promotion. (Totally an honor. It helps me see Hapkido not as a style or set of moves, but as a set of common principles interpreted...

Your Body Your Rules

This post is rather short, but I hope it’s still worth reading.((Editor’s Note: It definitely is worth reading. Thank you, Maja! — Sarah)) In a martial art there is usually an instructor telling everyone what to do, when to do it...

Trust on the Mat

I had pizza and beer with some Hapkido friends the other night.  At one point, my friend said, If I can’t completely trust the people I’m working with, I shouldn’t be training with them. Amen.  He’d said this in response...

Why You Should Wear Recommended Safety Gear

So I hear you saying… Well, I mean it is recommended not required so I really don’t need it… Maybe you do maybe you don’t but you should really consider the following: Why would someone forego wearing safety gear? To...

You Okay?

I played soccer almost every year from preschool to my junior year of college, sometimes on all-girl teams, sometimes co-ed.  I remember not being at all shy about playing rough.  Not giving ground, sliding when I needed to, taking  a...