As more and more practitioners enter the world of BJJ, and specifically the gym I train in, I can't help but notice the fact that the mix is less and less guys who kind of want to be "fighters" or "martial artists" and more people who just want to have fun, "get fit", "meet some cool people", etc. Basically nothing that has anything to do with combat. Not that those are unworthy goals at all, but aren't these the same reasons people sign up for karate, TKD, or any other art that gets bagged on around here? The prevailing mentality for most gym owners these days is "bodies in the door". Hey it's a business and a growing one at that. But there's a good number of guys (and girls) in my gym who I'm sure would never dream of risking a punch to the face or getting in an actual fight. Are we kidding ourselves laughing at TKD masters when I know blue belts who can't even perform a triangle correctly? I am concerned that BJJ will suffer the same fate as karate for example. The pure number of people flowing into BJJ gyms has to inevitably "soften" the art doesn't it? Thoughts?