Also wasn't John A Butz working on a creating afuncional Aikido with Ellis Amdur. from this old Bullshido Thread
I agree. And that will lead to the development of a new style. Over time that style will become traditional and generations down the track will lock that into a cultural routine. Then the style will "die" and the components will be broken apart to form new styles.
Originally Posted by hedgehogey
Put it this way, a lot of dead traditional styles were once used by fighters and it was probably very effective at that time until it carried all the cultural baggage.
Without patronising imperialistic analogies, we'd have no plumbing or antibiotics.
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