Edward Karaa wrote:
I never liked the Shiai because I felt it was too artificial (personal opinion) unlike Judo or other arts. It didn't feel realistic at all. We had to start from a fixed position which is uncomfortable to begin with, we had to keep this position until after Uke launches the attack, .....
That wasn't shiai or even randori. Possibly a drill.
Anyway no matter - its important to find a budo that suits you and to occaisionaly walk outside the box.