I am interested in hearing everyone's opinion about this. Have you guys heard about this thing? It is a tournament, strictly for Hapkidoin,complete with rules. I guess takedowns,throws,and "groundwork" are allowed. No striking to the head,No turning back on attacker,no "leg" kicks...etc. Do you see this as a positive developement for Hapkido? Will Hapkido evolve more into a kind of "catch-all" of martial arts? Will Hapkido end up like TKD or Judo? *no offense intended* Here's my take....you take the weapons away from the warrior,you put rules in the Art,it becomes a sport,a "martial" sport,but a sport none the less. This leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I don't think Hapkido should ever be viewed as a "sport"!