I just sent you a friend request and wanted to personally say hi as well. I am Dave Wheatons step son, and Head Instructor at his school in Santa Barbara. I am a 4th Dan in Hapkido and a 1st Dan in Tae Kwon Do.
I came across your Hapkido Blend dvd series at the MA Supershow this year, and I was blown away! I was telling Dave about it and he suggested that I tell you personally, so here I go..
The way that you have broken things down has caused a series of explosions in my mind and I can not thank you enough. Id like to think I am always evolving as an instructor and becoming better, but ever since watching the first DVD where you break down “the game” and the 4 ways to play it, I have noticed a renewed passion in working with new students and preframing their learning. In the last few months, I have noticed my White Belts setting a new standard because of their focus and total involvement in learning.
I have never trained under anyone else, and as a Master in our art, I have been feeling like I have nothing new to bring to the school – especially when teaching Black Belt classes. That is another reason why I wanted to explore your blend and see what might come out of it. The result has been a new hunger in me to learn, an inspiration I have not had since being a Blue Belt.
So, I hope you do not mind but I consider myself a student of yours and if you are ever having a seminar or anything, I would love to come down, be involved, or help out in anyway that I can.
Thanks so much for your time!