Is sloppy technique still effective?
I have been training nearly 7 months. I know a lot of technique now but I don't feel much power or blending with my technique. I'm still unbalanced and not bending my knees -- a bad habit I'm still trying to shake. If an occasion came up that I needed to use my skills to defend myself, would my limited ability still be effective? Or if I used a technique and bungled it up mid-way (I'm doing shihonage and oops! the hand slips out of my grip) in a real situation?