I have written a number of articles critical of the manner in which fascistic Japanese martial arts were spread to the West following WWII –
Paul Robeson had suffered terrible persecution in the USA for his political beliefs, and I think it is significant that Hartnell had the fore-sight to place Robeson at the top of his list. Charlie Chaplin was hounded-out of the USA for his leftwing sympathies (and friendship with Ho Chi Minh). William Hartnell had no qualms associating himself with these other great progressive entertainers and revolutionaries.
Einstein, as a genius, stated quite plainly and clearly that the Socialist path is the scientifically ‘superior’ path for humanity, so if the greatest thinker of our age (or any age) thinks this, then why hasn’t Western society listened to him?
Two years later, Christmas Humphreys displayed the same amorality of the Japanese Zen he so admired, by having Ruth Ellis (a historic victim of domestic abuse) executed for fighting back against her abusive husband.
Why did he not emphasis hard body-conditioning, detailed kata practice and application, and sparing with bare-hands and feet? Why did he ignore the Okinawan spirituality that imbues all that island’s (Chinese originated) martial arts?