Re: Am I the Only One?
THe number of crappy traditional martial artists compared to good ones is significantly higher. WHen I see 13 year olds with black belts, see classes where no one gets hit full force, techinques aren't applied at nearly full force, then yes, I think those schools suck. ANd there are more of those than there are good ones.
Look at what the competitions of traditional martial arts are. Kata competitions, which are more dance than martial and point fighting. Even judo competitions have changes the rules to make sure you must you judo techniques instead of finding out who the best person within a certain framework is.
"Can you kick people in the nuts, eye gouge, fish hook, throat strike in MMA?"
How many martial arts schools have full contact sparring, let alone the things you mentioned?