While perusing a local book store I was in search of a few martial arts books when I noticed a shortage of books on the traditional martial arts. There were few books on Karate, a few on Shaolin, and even fewer on internal martial styles. What I did see, was a growing section on mixed martial arts and ultimate fighting.
So, to verify my suspicions I went to at least two more book stores of the national chain variety and I saw the same trend. I began to wonder if we are seeing the death of the “classical” or traditional martial arts. Have any of you seen this trend? Do you think its a natural evolution or a trend based on the popularity of the mixed martial arts on T.V.? Humm, maybe its just me.