Re: Cross Discipline Training
People who look down upon this probrably have not come to the realization that to become a true martial artist you cannot be bound by one system or style. This system is better than that system ect. There is value and validity in all systems. One technique in one style may work well for one individual and for another individual the opposite may be true. I trained for many years in tae-kwon-do, kickboxing, boxing, have had some Judo and grappling experience and about a year ago started seriously training in aikido. I think experience in different martial arts has made me more complete and more able to adapt to different situations. Bruce Lee's entire style was based on being beyond one system and adopting techniques that are useful and disregarding ones which were not. Which techniques get adopted and which get disregarded will vary by individual.