From my experience, I've found that most traditional martial arts tend to spend more time building/prepping students as opposed to the more modern martial arts where you typically get right into full/heavy contact sparring within the first three months. I'm curious to hear your opinions on what advantages/disadvantages both training styles offer? Does the slower pace of traditional MAs encourage perfection and refinement on individual techniques at the basic level? Is the faster pace of modern MAs to focus on full techniques as opposed to learning them partially, step by step? Are differences between traditional and modern styles to due to the times we live in (war vs sport)? Just opening up the discussion.