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Date Posted: 00:50:02 01/26/03 Sun
Hey, in my opion katas are great tools but I think that they teach one to rely on kicks, punches and various blocks. Don't get me wrong, this is a great thing. But when all the striking skills one has comes from training katas they miss other strikes and applications like head- butts, elbow and knee smashes from the clinch, low line kicks and/or limb destruction.
So sure when real life situations are taken into account and how rapidly they can change into something new I think katas may be useful for combat.