Bashing someone's martial art proves your limited exposure to the world around you.
1.) Those videos are for information purposes and some of them are for demonstrations to simply show the basics of what we do. It sounds like you went to a bad Hapkido school to begin with if you never learned this stuff the very first day on the mat. Those videos you saw are white belt techniques and not advanced or military type techniques. With actual applied technique, no on goes "flying", the arm breaks off at the joint and it's over. The attacker goes straight down, not out. The "flying" part is for safety purposes and the guys "flying" are(if you studied real hapkido) going with it to save the arm. They are called breakfalls. Of course you knew that.
Originally Posted by default
The very same techniques we teach have been practiced and tried on battlefields in Asia for thousands of years with great success. According to you and your small mindedness, they won't work on you? LOL
2.) You shouldn't talk about something you have never experienced specifically(such as our school or technique). Why don't you bring your happy little ego to my school and try me on for size? Until you have been to our school and trained with us, keep your general misconceptions about what Hapkido is to yourself my friend. Looks can be decieving. Have you seen the guy that broke his own leg kicking another guys shin in a kickboxing video? Doesn't look he was kicking all that hard, by the looks of it.
But it broke his leg. Both bones in the shin were completely broken, both.
If you are in our local area, I invite you to come on down anytime and step on the mat to prove your statement. Until then, keep your general martial art bashing to yourself. You cannot say that Hapkido or any other MA doesn't work unless you have trained in every school of Hapkido there is on the planet. I have seen some really crappy MA schools, but I would never bash someone's MA or school because of one school or a video I saw on the internet. You have to feel the techniuqe for yourself. There are some really good schools out there that you may never see in your lifetime.
Come meet me in Atlanta this weekend (April 25 & 26, 2009)at the Granmaster Ji Han-Jae Seminar. I am sure he would love seeing me rip your arm out of joint to show you just how effective GOOD Hapkido really is. Why not, what do you have to lose? Private message me and I will give you the information.
Sounds like you also went to a bad Hapkido School. Ever been to a bad restaurant in one city while the very same named place in your hometown is really good? Same thing. You should also come to our school. I am having a seminar in June 2009. Check the website again for info and plan to attend. Step on the mat. I will change your mind about Hapkido. Promise.
Originally Posted by thorthe_power