ninja-raiden wrote:

I can't stand hapkido. I took it for a couple months until I had finally had enough of it, and here are the reasons why I don't like it.
I didn't like the way it was mostly just defenses against a punch, lapel grab, etc. Whenever I would try these with sparring partners, it just wouldn't work. While they threw a punch, I would be so busy trying to block it and then put them into a submission hold, that I wouldn't even see the next punch coming.

I don't like HKD, but maybe it's just me.

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I don't know about you, but a couple of months, in any MA, of doing anything is a tiny amount of time. I takes years to master timing and sparring in any style! Besides HKD has not only defensive locking and grappling, but also, in the higher belts, offensive stuff.

Anyway, I agree with those that have said that you don't have to like it...if you don't just go chose something you do like!

I didn't like Aikido (because I thought it seemed vague), so I went over to HKD, which works for me.