The organizational structure of the martial arts is similar to the organizational structure of religions. Religious organizations exist because they believe in God and want to serve him. They each espouse a certain religious belief as to the best way to serve God. Some organizations accept the beliefs of other organizations saying that they all are serving the same God; they just do it in different ways. Other organizations say their way to Heaven is the only way. Each organization has churches that teach the beliefs of the organization. Each church has a pastor that leads the church and teaches the beliefs of the church and the organization. The structure of martial art organizations is much the same.
All martial art organizations exist because they believe in a right to self-defense and that they have an effective way to do it. They each espouse certain methods they think are to the best way to defend. Some organizations accept the methods of other organizations saying that that they all accomplish the same purpose, they just do it in different ways. Other organizations say their methods are the only effective way to defend. Each organization has schools that teach the methods of the organization. Each school has an instructor that leads the school and teaches the beliefs of the school and the organization.
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