Travel Photo du Jour [South Korean Hapkido Tournament]

This photo was taken at a hapkido tournament that Chris and I participated in while living in South Korea.  It was November 2010, and we had somehow been talked into competing by our hapkido master.  We had only received our black belts a few months prior and were no where near ready to compete against students that had been practicing their entire lives.

Before the initial competition began, different hapkido groups took to the stage to show off their skills.  This picture was taken halfway through the routine.  That’s right, they added about five more people to the group on the floor.

The whole competition was quite the experience.  While we might not have walked away with any medals, we did get the approval of our hapkido master and that’s better than any medal in the world.

Want to see the whole competition for yourself?  Check out the travel video below.  Don’t worry.  No foreigners were injured in the making of this film (egos excluded).

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  1. Nomadic Samuel
    April 1, 2012 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    That’s such a cool capture!

  2. Tiphanya
    April 5, 2012 at 4:11 am - Reply

    Congratulation, I would have run away seeing that I would be with boys !

  3. kellyAn
    April 11, 2012 at 9:43 am - Reply

    Hello ~ ~! Here in South Korea is well-known spa towns Asan.
    If you plan to travel to South Korea, please Homestay in my house~~
    If you use a package tour, stay for free.
    Inexpensive and satisfying trip to Korea, I promise to you!

  4. JoAnne Schaub
    April 13, 2012 at 9:49 am - Reply

    loved watching this!!! 🙂

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