Taikyoku May 13, 2015 10:13:46 GMT -5
Post by powerof0ne on May 13, 2015 10:13:46 GMT -5
It's refreshing, as a student, to know that there are instructors out there (including my own) who are open minded as you seem to be when it comes to training and what may or may not be practical.
I am curious if, 2 years later, you have indeed implemented any change in your instruction or not and how it's coming along.
I'm very anti-kata now; which has been a long time coming. I wouldn't say I'm completely against kata, but I am against doing kata just to go through the motions. I'm not saying anybody is or isn't doing that on here neither.
I've had far too many kata crammed down my throat over the years. That and most of the students I train that are "fighters" coincidentally seem to usually be the worst at remembering kata I'll teach them. I know this isn't something that's unique to me neither. Nothing worst than spending weeks teaching students a new kata and there's maybe a little break to see that they were not practicing it in their free time...and they expect me to teach it again because they forgot.
However, I do think having spent time on certain kata has given me an advantage of having more tools in my tool box over those that have not. I modify parts from kata occasionally and apply it to kumite. It's sort of on the same page as doing a combination you have trained for a while.