Originally Posted by unquiet
I'm sure there are "new" things that come up all the time, everywhere. The Japanese are like Jiu-jitsu scientists when it comes to different ways of doing things. As more people pick it up, more stuff will come up.
Agreed. This is true with anything. The more minds working on something, the more ideas will come out.
As BJJ/MMA gets more popular, there are only going to be more and more brains thinking about it. It's natural that new things come about.
That being said, we all only have two arms and two legs. There can only be so many motions. A lot of 'new' techniques are really 'recycled' techniques with new names.