Its very obvious that the successful users of 'alive' arts are the rule.
Uh, it's obvious under certain rules in a sporting environment. Not necessarily so outside of that environment.
I remember a pretty well known Thai boxer who had a gym in the states. He saw someone swipe his car, and ran after the fellow down the street, and caught up to him at a stop sign or stop light.
The Thai boxer was promptly shot dead.
No amount of competitive or non-competitive training was going to prepare him for that.
Ron (no ring, no rules, no problem [if you're packin'])