This is a big one. It was extremely difficult to frame a complete answer to all the parts of this question.

To understand what I mean, play the video below and listen closely at the full question as I read it. You’ll no doubt recognize it’s broad implications. Nevertheless, I feel like I touched upon the most important factors and provided some concrete examples as to why I have drawn certain conclusions.

Hope you enjoy.



Keep in mind that the examples I cite in the video only hint at the broader spectrum of changes that have occurred. Each style and system has it’s own tale to tell.

Check out question 5 – Are Traditional Martial Arts Too Rigid?