Thorton makes a (generally) good argument for stress testing and randori, but fails to mention that ALL MMA, BJJ, and JKD use drills to develop motor skill responses. Drills ARE kata!
agree with this.
Also he DOES own a big gym and is using this to stir up emotion and motivate folks in his favor. Of course he is doing this. So he beneifts greatly by framing the discussion in this manner..even if I do agree with his assessment! lol!
I think we also have to laugh at the fact that THIS is a primary thing driving the whole reason he even cares and discusses things in this manner. Otherwise, he'd simply go on and train and not worry about what the rest of the world is doing!