Ok, ok first:
Nikkyo & Sankyo may break my bones, but an opened up Black Belt magazine can never hurt me.
I have seen other arts practiced, and have been involved in some fighting and the two are always different. No matter what you think you know, you don't always know it when you need it. Whatever you feel when you need it is really what you know. Go ahead and practice that without getting hurt or hurting someone. However, over time, I notice I start to do tenkan more naturally in everyday situations without combat. Hmm, maybe I'm learning & maybe that's what's important..
Mike T in Denver