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Be Brave

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Rank Test Lecture by Grandmaster Gedo Chang
December 18, 2015

I have been giving you a talk after every rank test. The topics have mainly been about the confidence you receive through Hapkido discipline.
According to the dictionary, confidence means self-reliance. Confidence does not mean that a person is forceful or manipulative. On the contrary, a confident person forgives and loves others with humility.
I have been emphasizing this truth.

Voluntary Action

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Rank Test Lecture by Grandmaster Gedo Chang
February 19, 2016

Freud said that the main motive of human action is “Wish” WISH. However, my viewpoint is different. Wish plus positive expectation is the prime motive for voluntary action. In other words, without the positive expectation that I can control any problems around me, one will not act voluntarily and will become inactive.

Alms Giving

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Rank Test Lecture by Grandmaster Gedo Chang
April 22, 2016

My students, Parents, and guests. I guess you know who Fiorello LaGuardia is. If not I am sure you know about the airport in New York Called Laguardia International airport, don’t you?

Amazing Fight

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Rank Test Lecture by Grandmaster Gedo Chang
June 24, 2016

Some years ago, one evening after night class was over and everyone had gone home, I was talking to a student of mine who was a newspaper writer in my office.
All of a sudden, two young men abruptly came into my dojang and stepped onto my mat with their dirty shoes on. 

Discrimination

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Rank Test Lecture by Grandmaster Gedo Chang
August 19, 2016

The Olympics are being held in Rio De Janeiro. The Korean women’s archery team has won the gold medal! This is the 8th straight consecutive gold! This is really an unbelievable miracle which has never happened before.

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