Yeah yeah, I know I'm resurrecting and ancient thread but I could not control my laughter going through all 56 pages of this. Someone really needs to take up this challenge.
I am sorry for the thread necromancy, but I just had to tell those two "5th dans":
Traditional, respectful martial arts dont attack? They dont spar full contact? Thats bullshit.
Back in the day, people would DIE in duels. Musashi killed over 50 people in duels along, forgetting completely about regular battles. Matsamura killed people. Itotsu killed people. Azato killed people. I dont know much about the history of other TMA, but im sure their instructors killed people in duels too.