I also believe in studying them separate and distinct as I get a great deal out of the experts that have refined skills in each of these systems that might be lost if they were combined.
That's a good way to put it. The only glitch I see with that aproach is the transition between the arts. You also need to study and practice them, but then I suppose that at a certain level you pretty much can figure out how to transition.
Thanks. Me likes the thread too