If a master wants to found a new martial art, then he or she should invent an original art instead of merely combining other arts. Maybe a master could found an art based on eating certain herbs and then using well-aimed belches and farts to fire the resulting indigestion gases at opponents to incapacitate them. Merely changing the position of the fist when punching or adding grappling to a striking martial art does not make the result a new art.
Sometimes the public likes the taste of a “new” martial art stew; sometimes they do not. Saishu Ryu is new on the market; it may succeed, it may fail as a many martial art stews do, or it may just linger on the fringes of success and barely survive, as most do; time will tell.
If Saishu Ryu prospers, I will add it to the TKDTutor.com list of martial art styles.
NOTE: Scott Mertz the "founder" of Saishu Ryu was proven a fraud, so he "dropped" his Saishu Ryu "project" and has moved on to other martial art "projects."=
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