While I agree, isn’t breaking pretty much a staple in TKD and the various Korean arts’ practice and rank tests? I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a TKD or TSD test without a board breaking requirement. I don’t know enough about Hapkido to make a generalization. I’m not a fan of it being a testing requirement personally, but if their standards are X amount of boards using A,B, and C techniques for Z rank, then those standards should be evident whenever you see someone wearing Z belt. Maybe not every single person at every possible moment, but if you see a trend of people consistently not being able to do what they’ve allegedly been required to do and prove they’re capable of it along the way, then “Houston, we have a problem.” I mean, to an outsider such as myself, breaking seems to be one of their gold standards. They sell it as proving the power their strikes have without hitting each other with full power. I don’t know of any art that puts nearly as much emphasis on breaking as TKD and TSD.