I am proud of what I do in hapkido. It isn’t like karate or any other form of martial art, it requires not just discipline and strength, but creativity and problem solving. I am a bit obsessed with it and love every opportunity I get to talk about it. Wearing one of my hapkido t shirts usually starts a conversation that ends in a demonstration and that is when life feels right.
More than a hobby, it’s a lifestyle
People sometimes ask me about the hapkido tees that I can’t seriously break life down into 3 things like – eat, sleep, hapkido; but I can. When I start to talk about the practice, they can see the fire start in me that rises up and makes me look taller, my eyes brighter and I just feel bigger. Any hapkido practitioner knows what I am talking about. You start with taking classes in it, and then it becomes your life. It shapes how you think, how you feel and how you move through life in all areas. People who don’t know hapkido, don’t get it at first until they see you handling things that would stress them out.
Show your pride
I show my pride in what I know how to do in how I act and how I dress. I like my t shirts because they open the door to conversation and education. I don’t wear them to tell everyone I am tough, I wear them to show my pride and love in my art.
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Every guy has a soft spot for girly tomboys. At least that’s what the guy I was trying to impress told me after watching me hit the bullseye in my backyard archery range. I’d started archery after impulsively buying a course on Groupon in an insomniac-induced 3 am buying frenzy. At the course, I fell in love with the sport, bought a bow and target and started shooting. I was a natural.
OK, I lied. I was terrible. I didn’t actually hit the bullseye that day, which just goes to prove no skill is required to succeed in this type of showmanship. But how to take this show on the road? How am I to express this new-found awesomeness to every Tom, Dick and Harry I’d like to impress without being Nicolas Cage’s character in The Weather Man, trudging through New York City crowds carrying my quiver nonchalantly on my back and my compound bow at my side? Granted, I would get the attention, but would I get the love? A tshirt. Brilliant. A way to express my tomboyish awesomeness while still being allowed into a Rangers game. Although I would most likely be wearing my other shirt there.
With personalized sports T shirts like these, I could express my tomboyish-self in a different way every day of the week and for every possible sports-related event in my life. Whichever sport I chose to support each morning after waking up from an ill-advised 3am buying frenzy, I’d be able to be my tomboy self without having to prance around town with a lethal weapon. And with my natural shooting skills, that’s something everyone should be thankful for.
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