Saturday, March 19, 2011
Traditional Martial Arts (TMA) vs. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
"We are not talking about "TMAs v. MMAs" here. What we are talking about is separating the "Sports" or "Hobbies" from the path of warriorship. A warrior wears no label. He honestly inventories his surroundings and threats and compares them to the tools he already possesses. If his arsenal contains an effective response, great, he works to perfect the employment of that tool. If it does not, he MUST (because he is a warrior, not a student of a specific style) seek out an answer to the problem. If that search crosses the TMA/MMA border in either direction, so be it."
I could not agree more. For all the arguing and discussion out there, it really all just boils down to finding what works, for you.
To whoever Ed is, thanks for the insight.