bassaiguy wrote:In my neck of the woods even some Kempo groups have added Shotokan kata to their syllabi even though there's no historical link. Imitation is the highest form of flattery
couldn't agree more but in reverse do you not agree that Shotokan also needs to 'imitate' and bring in far more modern training ideas/principles - oft sports science based?
fujicolt wrote:I assume little james but i am most willing to hear of real finite examples of it - please list them and enlighten me?
I am not claiming it has not happened - it has - i have witnessed it but it has been - in my experience - down to individuals and is not an organizational/association matter - to my knowledge anywhere
i hope - really hope you can enlighten me to a difference i was not yet aware off.
nathanso wrote:All organizations like the JKA would have to do is say that they are going back to the pre-twentieth century traditions of not treating kata solely as performance art and kumite as competition-based sparring. Combine that with what is currently known about sports physiology and you have a modernized traditional MA.
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