Friends, there is a problem with martial arts. This is similar to the demarcation problem in science and it goes like this:
How do we tell the good martial arts from the bad?
I’ve spent years thinking about this “martial arts demarcation” (or “martialcation” if you will) and I’ve come up with something of an answer:
All martial arts are good, in their own way.
And yet, as far as I can tell, none of them are quite good enough, not yet.