I always find it strange that traditional martial arts seem to dumb down the techniques for beginners. What I mean is if you go into any basic boxing or kickboxing gym, they will show you a stance, a guard, and the basic strikes. If you go to a traditional martial arts gym you will get taught line work kicking with your hands by your hips. The explanation being that you want to focus on the kick, not worry about the hands. You will get taught stances to (supposedly) help weigt transfer*. These are just a few examples, but it seems strange to me that there is such a difference in what gyms expect of students.
I have a feeling that its because 'pragmatic' 'fighting' gyms expect people to work really really hard and become a great fighter. Alot if traditional martial artists just do it for fun. Anyway, I was ondering if anyone agreed with me about this difference?
*I say supposedly because few instructors teach them this way. In fact, I have never seen an instructor teach HOW to move through that stance while attacking. They just show it exists