Naturally i don't mean that tomiki sensei was american. I'm just saying that these "tournament heretics" :-) have more in common with macho americans than with serious budo practitioners of any nationality. I understand that most people on this forum are american but my experience of americans in general is hardly that they try to embrace foreign cultures but rather pervert it into something that fits better into a society of shallowness and comecialism. Figures that i'm going to get som really hairy answers but i still don't think that american influence on martial arts has brought much positive results though there are several highly skilled practicioners in the US.
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