By Ronnie Colwell
As the study of martial systems in the west matures and develops we encounter the phenomenon of the Historian. Historians, throughout history have been guilty of putting an interpretation on the facts that
) suits the generation reading the history and b
) the prejudices of the historian writing this history. To view it harshly the bad historians are a mixture of old spin doctor and propagandists, and thus tended to give, at best, a jaundiced view of the history of their time, not forgetting the established and vested interest of those who paid them.
Now I do admire historians who give a broad view and a researched account leaving room for the reader to make their own opinion and interpretation of the facts. However when dealing with the martial systems we seem to encounter amnesia. (Read History