Good way to put it. It makes an excellent lead in to something beyond just the initial strike. This will give Hapkidoin options in the force continuum that other arts may not provide. This makes sense as long as the art in question has material after the first Dan. I don't consider (in the case of some arts) additional forms that are just reworks of the same movements as 'advanced' material. It will all be relevent to the art in question and more specifically the the school in many/most cases. The problem creeps up though when a person claims BB status. As the example above about the 4th Dan shows, it just doesn't always mean what you may think it means. In the example I gave in another thread, one TKD school was offering, through a Korean Hapkido GM, a HKD BB in just one weekend seminar with no prior HKD experience. So the HKD BB we run into (or any BB in any art for that matter)...are they a legit Dan holder that knows the material and has sweat equity in the art....or did they get it after a weekend for another piece of wall candy? If someone makes a BB in one year, and they KNOW the material (whatever material was required) then thumbs up. And if they have more material after first Dan to strive for, and additional thumbs up.