So the people who studied under Choi ,but not Ji Han Jae,are not true Hapkidoists? So the dispute over who used and came up with the term/name first is not the only issue,the issue is ,if you are not a follower of Ji Han Jae,you are not a true Hapkidoist? Ji Han Jae is not traditional or he would be teaching Choi's Daito Ryu. It would be more correct to say that a Person who follows Ji han Jae's art are Traditionalist to the teachings of Ji Han Jae's Sin Moo Hapkido . The Art of Hapkido is not owned nor was it coined by Ji Han Jae,his style,his interpretation and his art are what his followers would tend to call traditional Sin Moo hapkido. The Followers of Choi or Chin Il Chang or Rim or any of the others are Hapkidoists just not followers of Ji Han Jae's philosophies. Followers of the above mentioned men are not tarditionalists either ,only to the teachings of their Master or founder. Looking at the various Masters and their Federations or organizations their are many interpretations of Hapkido, to claim one as the true Hapkido ideal is false. We are Traditional only to that which we follow and adhere to as handed down to us. If the core art is Hapkido then it is Hapkido,the end result is a concept that may not be traditional by any other practioners view but it will become traditional when the followers train it,adhere to the teachings and teach it as was taught to them. One Day Combat hapkido maybe traditional (to its followers) The truth is Combat Hapkido is diverese and changing ,adapting so it will never be a traditional art,even to itself,it will always be the Instructors art form ,based upon the teachings of GMP. (as Jeet Kune Do exists today with a core concept of the teachings of Bruce Lee,as JKD differs from instructor to instructor, it is still JKD) How long can a Traditional style last before it becomes unusable,outdated,if it is not tweeked and changed to fit the times it becomes obsolete. If we stayed traditional in the military we would still be using clubs,the core concept of what makes soldiers are the same now as they were for the romans,but other elements change to follow the times. So Daito Ryu,Hapkido,Aikido,Combat Hapkido,they will all exist and have the common root system that ties us all,but traditional will be in the eyes of the followers , the arts will only stay alive and prosper through the students,so lets stop the Isolationist attitude of who has true Hapkido.