Hi there Wael, thanks for the welcome! Ah yes, during my childhood years growing up and well into my early 20's I studied a few different arts, predominantly Karate styles. Last of which, prior to the recent commencement of my Hapkido training, was my father's form/style of Kung Fu about 10 years ago. Unfortunately, I have not trained in any martial art in approx. 10-12 years up until starting with Hapkido here in Canberra, Australia 5 months ago.
But yes, I would have to say Kung Fu is my core art these days - now of which will be combined with Hapkido. I currently train in Hapkido 2-3 days a week and am about to re-commence training with my father 2-3 days a week as well.
Greetings My Hapkido Friend! Thanks for wishing me a happy birthday. It is great that you have a correctional officer in your class. Make sure the CO understands how pure and useful Hapkido is from a reality based concept. Make sure to warn the officer that he might at times become frustrated when he desires to share the beauty of Hapkido with fellow officers. Many will simply neglect taking care of themselves until a 10-10 takes place or even worse an assault on an officer happens.
Wa aleekum assalam Master Wael.. I am from Riyadh..
Hapkido here has no specific center. But, there are many Philippinos work here in factories
and train Hapkido at night.. I am looking for a Coatch to train me online via Skype..
I hope that Coatch would be you.