Went back and read some of the lengthy MMA vs TM debates on the site.
Amazing how many MMA schools have gone out of business since the debates started.
What it looks like it came down to was business model. I don't question the value, just the longer MMA was around the more stuff it had to cut/stop doing in order to keep customers.
Like Coleman pointed out.
A number of TM school had to do the same thing to keep their doors open.
Paraphrasing someone here:
"back in the day we had small classes of serious people--then we expanded and we had to water down we taught in order to keep the doors open--and pay for the small group of dedicated people. Could have just focused on the small group of dedicated people to start with."
I did battle with ignorance today.......and ignorance won.