Agree!It is not that competition is necessary to do the art. Anyone can train martial arts.
But you lose a level of progression and understanding if you don't.
So yeah. You don't have to compete in anything.
So because you have no self-motivation to learn and need cheap belts and trophies everyone else does too?Agree!
Can you image that if you take a course in college and know that you won't have mid term and final exams? I took a course "Category Theory - the algebra is like a tree, the modern algebra is like a forest, today let's talk about a set of forest" in UT Austin. In that course, there was no homework, no mid term exam, and no final exam. On the last day before the teacher said good by to every students, one student asked, "How are you going to grade us if there will be no exam?" The teacher said, "If you have the courage to take this course, you deserve an A". The 1st year college course number starts from 300. That course "Category Theory" has class number of 935 that you just can't find any higher level course than that in college. Since there was no homework, no exams, my book is still quite new and I did't learn much from that course but I got my "A" any way.
renaming something that already existed isnt inventing it. Also look how much is removed from these arts to conform to sport rules. Judo removes things every year, where did BJJ strikes go I know there were there in the begining now due to sport its not taught in many schools. Competition hurts the self-defense portion of theses arts and turns them into gamesAlong with closed guard, half guard, rubber guard, Williams Guard, guard sweeps, uppa, Ezekiel choke, Omoplata, Gogoplata, Kimura, kneebars, ankle locks, heel hooks, etc.
Along with closed guard, half guard, rubber guard, Williams Guard, guard sweeps, uppa, Ezekiel choke, Omoplata, Gogoplata, Kimura, kneebars, ankle locks, heel hooks, etc.