i am hesitant to answer this because it begins to sound like style bashing. but that is not my intent or the way i feel or see things. please understand. it has to be understood that the lineage of martial art we are talking about moves backward in time going from one culture to another. Korean arts: Japanese karate: Okinawan Tode: Chinese Quan fa: India's various martial arts. to use an analogy think of a very vivid picture full of details and color. the images are alive and vibrant. photocopy that, then continue to photocopy the photocopy a few hundred times with varying quality copiers and what do you have? in order to compensate for the degradation the image needed to be "corrected" some. over time what was once a soft and fluid contrast between moves has become a ridged and bold line, often robotic. so i used the term monochromatic to illustrate the lack of vibrancy and variation.