@Oh-Bollox easy there. As much as the MMA look ubiquity is as annoying as any fashion / trend (especially those darn TapOut t-shirts) - I reckon teenage boys in the 70's and 80's wanting to Ninjas, Shoalin monks or the Karate Kid ruined martial arts more!|
Most systems for as long as I've known have advertised themselves as the best combat system ever and MMA acting as a proving ground of sorts (stricly within the confines of rule based mano-a-mano fighting as opposed to self defence or the like) has at least shut a lot of stupid claims up.
As for martial arts that advertise themselves as being about self development, a spititual journey or that tap into japanophile outaku geek sensibilities... well - as far as I can see they still out number testosterone fighter gyms in my neck o' the woods.
/quickly flattens mohawk, hides Bad-Boy rashguard, dons monacle and challenges the Steel Wolves to London Prize Ring Fisticuffs
#8870561, By FalseAlibi Martial Arts?
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