It's annoying how common this is in RBSD. Lee Morrison has gone that way but I really like his content. Trying to separate the art from the artist is not easy. I go on about Iain Abernethy a lot because, IMHO, he gets the "balance" of what it means to do martial arts about right. Not going too far in any one direction so that the benefits of other approaches are lost (although he'll be the first to admit it wasn't always like that). He's closely affiliated with Peter Consterdine and Geoff Thompson (although Geoff seems to have moved away from martial arts) so the practicality is there and informs what he does. But it's not all just self defence for a violent encounter most of us, thankfully, may never experience. But he is a proponent of martial arts that are life enhancing AND life preserving so always keeps himself in shape and physically fit as well as providing practical skills, personal growth, enjoyment, etc. His "martial map" idea promotes the idea of being able to to do any sort of training you like (SD, fighting, Martial art for health, cultural history, fun, fitness, etc) so long as you are honest and clear about what you are doing and your goals. Don't train for fun and assume it will also create practical skills. He takes from "tradition" without being shackled or bound by it. One way I disagree with him is that he doesn't do any sort of competitive or sport martial arts (although the class sparring he does closely resembles it on occasion) while I think that can be a valuable tool.