Poomse (resources I find especially useful)
Videos Chronicling my own Personal Development
An umbilical hernia that took three operations to repair put me out of action for almost 8 years. I actually discovered the 3rd hernia redevelopment while training in Korea in the WTF style where I gained my 1st dan. The kick that re-birthed my hernia was an axe kick. I actually gave up my martial arts training and never thought I’d return. Three years of regular sessions at the gym gradually led me back into training. I don’t wear my belt when training firstly because of the lengthy gap in training and secondly, unlike my Oh Do Kwan training in Germany, where it took five years of regular training to dan grade, I gained my 4th gup within about a year. I probably practiced an Oh Do Kwan pattern 300 times before taking a grading. Hence, they are well and truly ingrained but the WTF patterns I’d forgotten within six months cessation of training. My goal is to get back to 1st gup level and eventually dan grade. These videos chronicle my journey.