I have no idea if this term is already in use or not but I thought I would share it here, so here goes.
I was looking for a better term for what we have tended in the past to call "traditional martial arts." It's a slightly less dismissive term than "3-K" I think, but we most often use it to refer to systems that have not yet adopted a more practical approach. There's loads of discussion about why that approach is not always true to the traditions of the founders of the arts they gave us and that makes the term "traditional" something of a misnomer.
Brain finally worked (takes years sometimes) and this term popped into my head "Inherited Systems." It seems to me to be more accurate in that it defines a system as something that was provided to us without binding it to what founders may have intended with the term "traditional."
It lacks a snappy acronym like "TMA" but I'm kicking it around and I'm more satisfied with it than with "Traditional." If I inherit something, it becomes mine and I can then decide what I want to do with it. Does it fit me? Should I modify it? Is it something I would pass on to others? If it's "traditional" there is a sense of being bound to a practice. If I don't find the tradition fitting, I'm breaking with tradition. I'm an outlaw or a heretic. Sometimes the followers of tradition may regard me as such but I don't accept that as a valid framing of what I am doing.
Curious to know if I'm rediscovering a term I just hadn't heard before. Also curious to know if others have the same problems with the T word and if this term fits better. Thanks.