Ok guys - if i am reading you correctly it appears you are stating that as the Vids are aimed at kyu grades then the expectations are less -
Whilst it is fully accepted that kyu grades themselves will not perform at the level of Dan grades - this isn't a film of kyu grades performing.
I commented on what was presented and my distancing and timing points stand - in 'japanese karate'.
I also accept that teaching via a filmed sequence is difficult but merely suggested that i do not think it is difficult to check points such as timing and distancing in something that you are to but forward as examples of 'what to do' to achieve Mastery of Karate.
And Makato I found your 'let's see a vid of you then' to be a distraction from the points i legitimately made on a discussion forum. Trying to personalise it to me (or anyone else who makes a point you do not agree with) is hardly gonna encourage free debate.
But heyho - give me the budget and equipment the guy had to make the vids and i am at least confident that I would check fundamental details before releasing it under the claims made.
I am sure Mr Amos is a dedicated Karateka and teacher - but i don't think he did his self any favours with the advertising clip i saw. and i note i aint the only one
and come on lads be fair - i didn't just leave it hanging - i opened another thread to explain the points i was making and to direct people to the fact that these are not knew points in relation to fundamental kumite drills. I was making the same critique 20 years ago - but here we are with the same mistakes/errors being put out there decades later.
I can assure you that (apart from Japanese Instructors) my experience of JKA trained Europeans has included quite some involvement with both Dave hooper and Dave Hazard and i can unreservedly assure you that they perform basic drills with a very different timing, distancing and intent than the clip referred to! this appears to be verified by others and adds the like of Aidan Trimble. Have we all now got to produce videos to justify our comments
If you disagree with the points i have made - plse explain why - tis that not what discussion forums are for = debate. I would be very interested to hear your points that justify (what i view as) incorrect distancing and timing - that IMHO teaches bad/poor habits. If you can prove me wrong - fine.