One of my favorite areas of training are on what I would refer to as Hapkido (or Aikijujutsu or Chin Na) techniques. Mostly because I use them in the vast majority of my uses-of-force. Specifically, I'm talking about balance displacement techniques and locking. I very much enjoy observing GOOD Hapkido, Aikijujutsu and Chin Na training. I very much dislike the BAD stuff I see offered. I know that sounds a little simplistic, so let me clarify both a little further. My instructor sent me a short video a couple of years ago from a pretty large Hapkido gathering. I recognized many people in the crowd. Mostly HKD but some other KMA's represented. The video was a demonstration of several Hapkido techniques. And the quality was so poor that at first I thought my instructor had sent me a spoof or gag clip. But like I said, I recognized some folks of between 4th and 7th Dan. The demonstration was apparently suppose to be serious. The problem was that the 'bad guy' was throwing his punch very half-heartedly and about two feet to the side of the 'masters' head. And then leaving it hanging in mid-air for the master to grab and then do a throw or lock. But it was all so half-****. And all the median to higher BB's were acting like it was really something to behold. On the flip side, I saw a differrent Hapkido demonstration (different people, different location). The bad guy in this was throwing a serious punch like he wanted to take off the head of the 'master'. And the master was intercepting him in such a way as to off-balance him every time and send him sailing. I'm not talking about slick choreography. I'm talking about a man REALLY using Hapkido at a high level against guy REALLY doing a good job of keeping it real! It was a pleasure to watch. And a stark contrast to the above poor example. Has anyone ever experienced this either in person or on video? Anyone get stuck at a seminar and saying to themselves, 'this really sucks' or 'wow! this is an awesome demonstration of skill'! Just thought it would be interesting to get others experiences.