Not to sound crast, but I'm always amazed with the western infatuation where Asian traditions, culture and fighting arts are concerned. Frequently we mention the names of Funakoshi, Motobu, Musashi, etc, etc as examples of "Traditional MAsters" With that in mind I'd like to ask the following questions.
1. Will there ever be a time when western practitioners are looked upon with the same respect as Funakoshi, Motobu etc?
2. At what point should we let the "old masters' die and embrace what is being taught by today's karate-ka/fighters?
3. Why do we automatically assume someone of Japanese heritage knows more about karate than a western practiioner?