@koshi_waza88: We have similar backgrounds then ( never done wrestling , I still compete in jiu jistu though.) I think Tradition and respect for the older forms is ok but as you can see from this thread people will post karate for no other reason besides its what they have seen in movies and anime. Eastern martial arts seem much more genuine in most peoples eyes for what ever reason. From fighting (kickboxing, MMA, Jiu jistu) you learn a lot of the stuff you are taught is unreliable for the most part and will only get you killed out there. I have a more skeptical view of martial arts in general, way too many people out there who think that having a black belt will make them batman.
@koshi_waza88: I feel you on the UFC thing, it is why i do not comment on many MMA or martial art threads. im sure by your username and comment on Judo you are in fact a Judoka? I also train in Judo (once a week admittedly) along with the other "staple" martial arts of this age. I cant agree more with you saying you must learn the martial art in its complete form to really understand it, you see this a lot in Gyms and Dojos where guys/girls come in wanting to just learn one thing they saw on TV or in a fight.
@koshi_waza88: You can compare the modern martial arts to fast food all you want, but it has been shown time and time again things evolve. Right now we are at a point were people have got to see many martial arts and are able to pick and choose what they want to take from it, the cream will always rise to the top.