What exactly qualifies as a Traditional Martial Art?
Personally I think it has more to do with media, for example movies or people's perceptions from media of what may or may have not happened in days of old.
For example some people try to classify Hapkido as a "traditional" art when really it is more "modern". (I don't think of it as traditional and I studied the art for three years before switching to bjj).
The sad thing is things would be a lot better if you take the whole "traditional/non-traditional" classification away.