Correct-a-mundo on both counts. It is more complicated, but we shall not go there! What many in the American Judo world for got is the following:Originally posted by arnisador
For TKD especially I think they have made a point of marketing it very well--they approached it as a business. It was a vocation as well as an avocation. Why not? It only makes sense, really, not to count on your love of the art.
I note also that (amateur) wrestling has never been so very popular here in the states--it's the first sport to be dropped by a high school or college if there's financial exigency.
The Last Teachings of Professor Jijoro Kano
Judo is the way to use most efficiently one’s mental and physical strengths.
By training, one should discipline and cultivate his body and spirit through the practice offense and defense thereby, to master the essence of this way. And, by dint of these means, it is the ultimate goal of Judo to build oneself up to perfection and benefit the world.