That is not what I was getting to. I was simply pointing out the differences in stickfighting venues and the benefits. But also, pointing out the necessities of making the distinction in how we train. I know Marc from well over 10 years ago and understand that they are always evolving as one should do.
Don't be fooled into thinking the Gatherings are the sole representation of DBMA training. Crafty, Dogzilla and Pappy (Hermosa Beach clan, Hawaii clan and North Hollywood clan respectively) all devote equal parts to the more traditional/self-defense applications within the FMA.