Re: quickness & accuracy
I guess it's the same in all cases...what works for me isn't necessarily what works for others. In the times that my training has been called upon, I didn't feel a lack of transfer from kata to application. However, since I don't know everything there is to know about kata, I imagine there might be some stuff that I didn't notice transfer just because I haven't experienced it yet...if that makes sense.
What I do know, in the situations I've been in, it's always been reflex. My body moved before I knew what was happening...and that's because of kata.
However, I've been in fights as a youngster before training and maybe that gives me something that someone else would get from the drills.
I don't know.