The question has been asked of me yet again, you know the one. No matter if I am in Korea, Japan, Thailand, Australia, or my home city of Colorado Springs, every martial artist and wanna be martial artist asks this same question. The one that goes something like this, "Which martial art is better? Could a Karate guy beat Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, or The Undertaker of the WWE? Could Jet Li beat Mike Tyson? Could McGregor beat Mayweather? Or Maybe could Batman beat the Green Lantern?" You can change the martial art name and change the challenger to whoever you would like it to be. The question remains the same, "Which martial art is better?" That question has been around for many years and I don't think that it will be answered any time soon.
In my home city of Colorado Springs each Karate school will say they are best, discounting the other simply because, well, because they say so.
The UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships) has addressed this very question by putting people of various styles and systems together to compete. The only real outcome to such a competition was the birth of Mixed Martial Arts. This forced many "traditional" martial arts "masters" and "grandmasters" to open their eyes and admit that there is more to the world than just their "traditional" only system. (By the way we are not against tradition. Our tradition is that we do not focus upon tradition, traditionally speaking, which in itself is a tradition I suppose.)