Matt over at the Ikagi blog has posted an interesting interview with Forrest Morgan, author of the book “Living the Martial Way.”
Among the topics that Mr. Morgan addresses, this particular statement caught my attention:
“Would you want the U.S. Army trying to defend the nation with swords and spears? What would you think if the U.S. Navy refused to equip itself with state-of-the-art warships because wooden sailing vessels are more “traditional”? Even the less archaic, non-classical, traditionally-oriented martial arts, such as karate-do, aikido, jujutsu, etc., systems that strive to maintain their customs, training methods, and techniques unchanged from the late 19th or early 20th century, are usually not directly applicable to most 21st century threats without some amount of modification… “
Read the entire interview here.