One last thought for tonight.
Daren, I greatly respect your attempts to elucidate the logic behind static training to me. Almost every other disagreeing comment here has been an appeal to authority instead of an analysis of the discussion points I brought up, so thanks for that.
Cheers Tarik - Appreciated.
My final thoughts are that just because the attack is strong and static...it doesn't mean the counter has to be same. Nothing wrong with the old adages of using soft defence to defeat hard attack.
Also ...on the sports side of things...whole-part-whole seems to be a very common approach to learning where the whole move is broken into component parts to simplify...and also slowing the move down into this Kotai form - is it really so different to what we've all done with our videos for years to work out just how this stuff is made to look so easy by our respective Senseis?