Re: What makes a style?
I agree with you John, but I think, IMHO, that rank is over rated and not respected. Rank should not be a factor in peoples training or with whom they train under. That is only my thought. Your belt, Kyu or dan rank can't save your life, but your skill can. I know what you are saying though, and I do agree. I just think that too many people place an emphasis on rank and not enough on serious training or practise!