Paul Hummer has been in the Martial Arts for 25 years. He began by studying Tang Soo Do in the early eighties, but he as evolved quite a bit from that style. He is Head Master at Martial Arts United, where a Mixed Martial arts style is taught. "Takido" (Many Branches in the Road) is a combination of the sport, and forms side of Karate, and self defense of Hapkido. He is teaching Traditional Hapkido to his black belts.
Paul met Joe Sheya many years ago at a martial arts tournament. He has studied with Master Sheya since 1992. He continues his study of Hapkido and received his 4th degree black belt on September 27, 2008. Paul likes that "Hapkido allows him to control an altercation instead of going directly to punching and kicking."
A golf fanatic with a 6 handicap, Paul finds that the martial arts helps so much in areas like focus, tension, stress, etc. He retired from Verizon 4 years ago, and now works part time as a Safety Director for a large electrical contractor.