OH YEAH, THREAD REVIVAL!!!!! Do other TMA's suffer from this? I would imagine so. The instructors should always be looking for better and more efficient ways of teaching. Also, they should be looking for improved techniques, new material, and overall improvement of the system. I would expect that nowadays instructors would be taking courses in or at least be knowledgeable of biomechanics(they have courses at community collegesl), sports medicine/science, personal training, nutrition, and anything else they can get their hands on. Instead they seem to all just do exactly as those before them. We would not be breaking Olympic records and stuff every few years if all athletes trained the way those 100 years ago did. Why should MA be different? Too much grandmaster balogna and an unwillingness to realize parts of our own arts we cherish suck.