Following is my comments for http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ5Vpun9o_c
Haidong Kumdo is a modern art based on Japanese sword arts which even Koreans recognize.
Only Korean nationalists and people who cannot face the facts like you do not recognize.
Look what they are wearing, Japanese folk outfits.(wearing incorrectly)
Hapkido is another copy of Japanese martial art Aiki Jujutsu.
Problem isn't copying, is what they are propagating outside of East Asia which is "Ancient Korean invented it and Japanese copied." The sort of Uriginal attitude is flaming anger among Japanese and Chinese.(Koreans uriginalize Chinese culture too)
The reason why Koreans uriginalize Japanese and Chinese culture instead of promoting their own culture is simple because it makes more money.
Foreigners especially Westerners are strangely enthusiastic to Samurai and Ninja (I still don't understand why) and Chinese MA but they cannot distinguish Japanese and Chinese culture.
So they are easily deceived by the Korean swindlers.
If the Korean say "We had same things what Japan and China had" they believe without studying history.
So I can say MA dojos operated by Koreans are all modern mixed arts not traditional just like Ninjutsu MA dojo.
They both fabricate the history to make them look better but the true essence of those arts are just business, how much they can make money is most important for them.
Plus, in the case of Korean, it's national vanity.
They call it "Korean pride" but the fact is "Korean vanity"
The vanity Korean mentality wasn't developed recently but it's ethnic character.
William Eliot Griffith 1843~1928 wrote
"This is a good specimen of Corean varnish-work carried into history. The rough facts are smoothed over by that well-applied native lacquer, which is said to resemble gold to the eyes. The official gloss has been smeared over more modern events with equal success, and even defeat is turned into golden victory."
"Corean architecture is in a very primitive condition. The castles, fortifications, temples, monasteries and public buildings cannot approach in magnificence those of Japan or China. The country, though boasting hoary antiquity, has few ruins in stone."
"Corea has no samurai. She lacks what Japan has always had - a cultured body of men, superbly trained in both mind and body, the soldier and scholar in one, who held to a high ideal of loyalty, patriotism, and sacrifice for country."
I have been researching about Korean martial arts history.
Historically Koreans preferred bow rather than sword.
There were indivisual Koreans who tried to learn Japanese sword arts like the author of Muye Dobo Tongji but somehow nobody carried on.
It desappears. This is the cultural difference of Japan and Korea.
Martial arts and all sort of military things were looked down in Korea.
Samurai didn't use sword very much in the battles during Sengoku period either because matchlocks were more effective.
Sword became soul of Samurai was during Edo period.
Learning sword arts was "must do" for Samurai sons and carrying 2 swords was symbol of Samurai status. Samurai wasn't just a name for them but a social rank.
Each Han had han operated dojo, there were town dojos operated by sword masters, and even village dojos operated by wealthy farmers.
Japan has numerous episodes, historical records and material evidences of the martial arts especially sword arts(Kenjutsu) is because of Japan's social system.
Japan had been ruled by Samurai for 1000 years.
Even kids and women were learning sword arts.
This is what Korea totally lacked in their history.
There's no reason for Koreans to learn sword arts.
Koreans propagate uriginal martial arts only outside of East Asia.
You know why?
Because they know they can't deceive Japanese and Chinese.
Japanese and Chinese both were former master countries for Korea, know Korea didn't have such martial arts historically.
You guys are "cash cows" for the Koreans.