Watching competitive martial arts, sport karate, TKD and even some style of kung fu that i have seen. it seems that ever time people start to spar/fight they end up doing kick boxing. simialr scoring areas, a slight variaton on rules usually chancing around if the allow punches to the face or sweeps.
but why do the art go in that way. is it some desire to have 'clean' fighting that i nice to watch? or are arts now in the habit of copying what they see instead of trying new?
Maybe for most this era is coming to an end, but i still see alot of competiion set on simiar rules, even saw taiji people going at it in the saem way once
so why do you think that is they way that people like to compete