Hi Dave thanks for the Candour , and I will PM you when I get the chance (55 hours in 5 days I`m fried right now)
I dont know if yout familiar with Rorys work , but I think the way to blur is to teach the traditional but to apply it to the rhinocerous and not the unicorn .
First I think we need to find out why we are doing the style you are doing. Example...I BELIEVE in traditional Marital Arts....
I beleive to but I do styles to blend the gaps , I beleive in traditional training also , I LOVE UECHI !!!
I am being general but have all of the specifics if interested...PM me if you are....
Absolutely interested , this is what I seek , peoples actual appraoch , and actual learning progressions , the history and politics is an interseting distant , and fascinating 6th or seventh place
I think that separating the two is needed however in a way they can be blended together
the million dollar question , the holistic approach .
After the student receives their White belt....then should get additional training in the reality side of what they were just learning in the traditional training. This instills the relationship between Student and Instructor and provide a solid level of retention.....And then repeat this through each belt..up to 5th degree. Certifying the instructors in the dojos in training programs (woman, children, young adults) that will enhance their own knowledge base and increase the student's longevity....Also providing them with training they can get NO WHERE else in the world.....
why additional , wouldnt the optimal mean making it inclusive ?
maybe I`m being too semantic , thanks for your answer , hope more chime in .