Now I'm not entirely sure why we would want to get rid of these different subject forums, as it certainly helps all those interested in the like subject a chance to talk about it without much bashing from others of different arts (and if someone does they would most likely be picked on by the other members of that forum who all share the same art
However if it is for the sake of slower connection I suggest reorganization could help. As it stand right now all the links to the various forums are all housed on one page. What if we broke it up into categories like kintama suggested. So in other words on the forum homepage we could have:
Martial Arts Talk
Mixed Martial Arts
Once a user clicked on one of these links they would then be directed to sub categories (the seperate forums). So for example if one clicked on Japanese Arts they would be presented with:
Judo / Ju Jitsu
Now this would make it much easier and faster for people with slower connections and would also help keep this site organized.
Also in regards to kintama's suggestion, I think all the weapon stuff should be placed under its own heading "Weapons" or something like that. I say this because many people who are interested in weapons typically are interested in weapons from many styles and not just one country or art. Sword arts could become a subcategory of "Weapons". And in regards to Krav Maga we could put that under other arts (and thus avoid any problems that could arise from placing it in the MMA section or others). Good idea though Kintama!
Anyhow thats my suggestion, use them if you find them worthy oh mighty mods...