Some suggest McDojos began to arise in the 1970s. But from my experience, these didn't start to pop up until about the beginning of the 21st century. And now they are as common as used car lots and used car salesmen.
A recent and alarming fad has been the development of so-called superhuman feats with people using star wars martial arts or martial arts magic to stop opponents. This is becoming too common and results in martial arts cults who abandon martial arts abilities (if they had any). These martial arts cults likely arose from Star Wars and Marvel comic books. They are easy to spot as they use the force and the force (farce) only works on their students and has no effect on outsiders. McDojos (and most sport martial arts) have large picture windows and many are located in malls. We even saw one that was actually located within a Walmart in Gilbert, Arizona.
Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo and, in particular, training under Dai-Soke Sacharnoski with Juko Kai International. Juko Kai is one of the larger US-Okinawa martial arts associations in the world who practice traditional martial arts.
TRADITIONAL MARTIAL ARTS
Traditional martial arts focus on self-defense and self-improvement and traditional martial artists do no compete. This is one of the major differences between sport and traditional martial arts. In my definition of traditional martial arts, I see these arts as self-defense weapons as taught for centuries on Okinawa.