Do traditional martial arts really work under pressure?
This is something that has been hotly debated many times all over the internet, with people for and against having very strong views. I’ve always said that many martial arts have been dumbed down from their original format. Obviously back in the days that they were created, they would have been effective. If not, then their practitioners would have been killed or maimed and their martial art wouldn’t have been passed down to us today. But yes, in the main they have lost some of their original potency (that’s why I first started this blog)!
Anyway, below are my own personal views on the subject:-