greetings. i am very new to hapkido. i have been to maybe six classes. i am thoroughly enjoying everything i am learning. one thing i enjoy is when classes are small because no one shows up is the instructor asks us what we want to work on and we focus on our concerns. for example, i asked him to show me ways to get out of different headlocks and choke holds and we worked on that for a class. does anyone else work on the cane in hapkido classes? the first thirty minutes or so we work on what i believe is Cane Master..... one thing i worry about is depending on my partners they don't always go hard enough. i try to push them by going harder, but they don't always pick up on it. i believe if you don't train more real life then it won't come to you in a real situation. but, i don't push too much because i am so new.