Though this guy does sound real hoakey if he is trying to claim his style as a resurection of an old Aztec martial art, if his BBs are real and his school produces students who can actually fight, is it bad that he is trying to make a new style?
I am curious to the views of this board on someone creating a new "style". There can obviously be alot to talk about when it comes to historical lineage of the different "traditional" styles and how they've evolved from one known style into another, but past history isn't what my question is about.
Let's say a person has a couple legitimate BBs in different arts and maybe even a few lower ranks in other styles and teaches a mix of those supposed arts in his school AND let's suppose that their school has "aliveness" and trains techniques that work etc, etc, etc. Is there any point in time that person should/could be able to call this mix a new style? Their own style and give themself whatever title they want and call the techniques any name they want?