I recently got into a debate with a celebrity "Kung Fu Expert" who doesn't believe in the effectiveness of Traditional Martial Arts he has competed in MMA events and studied TMA and done TV Shows for major TV networks. For someone who has studied so much about Martial Arts, one would think he would be more humble and more open to learning. Which brings me to my recent enlightenment about Kung Fu in respect to my new perspective of it and the problem of it being effective. One word. ARROGANCE I'm starting to think that too many TMA people make the assumption that just because they know a lot of things that they know everything. I was told that my by this person that my opinion of martial art had no value because I have never competed as a Professional Fight or MMA fight. And that kung fu has no grappling. On top of that he has a Degree in Martial Arts and since I do not have one. I do not know what I'm talking about. Yep. It turns out that they offer Martial Arts Degrees in China. The concept is completely crazy to me unless it's a Degree that is based on the History of Martial arts and not one's actual ability to use the stuff. If this guy is a representation of what martial arts has become in China then TMA as a valid fighting system will soon be dead in China. The government would have succeeded in killing off martial arts as a fighting system in their country. There will only be pockets of valid fighting martial arts in small villages. If this is what the MMA vs Tai Chi guy is upset about then I can see why he's so pissed off. Nothing is so disappointing as a TMA martial artist who studies martial arts and never tries to use any of the techniques that he spent a large portion of his life and time in free sparring or sports fighting. I watch his professional fight videos and not a bit of martial arts was done outside the basic kicks, punches found in TMA. Much respect to all those who actually try to use the techniques they train. Help keep your art alive and don't abandon it, especially if you do a TMA. Don't contribute to the perception that Martial Arts is only good for health and that TMA is useless.