I wanted to drop in here and talk about Hapkido little. The reason alot really dont have stong understanding of Hapkido as in where or who it came from is since they do not really have alot of Linage.

This is my Linage

choi yung sool
then
Ji Han-Jae
then
Lee, Yong Ho
Then
Ahn Hyun Whan
then
Me
Ty Hatfield

Ahn Hyun Whan
4 time World Asian Heavyweight Thai Boxing Champion
10th dan Hapkido
7th dan Jyck Tuki/ Thai Boxing

Im working on my 4th Dan in Hapkido and work all over the world teaching semenars and classes. The big issue with Hapkido in Korea is that when they started selling the belts my Master left them. I think also interesting that alot come from Taekwondo based and if you go back look here It was from Japan and was alot more.

this main place to start:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takeda_S%C5%8Dkaku

When you look at what hapkido came from it is as the name Cordinated energy or power way, so it means the comming together it was very Ryu based.

Thanks,
Ty Hatfield
WJMF Director of Techneques USA
Won Jin Hapkido
USA Wrestling Director of Grappling Utah