Dan Guthrie wrote:
I wouldn't worry about stinking for the
IMHO don't use websites or practice at home, except to learn the names. You can pick up bad habits that will be hard to erase and your ceiling will get long scratches.
I agree that you should learn the basic cuts and steps in person, but after that I say feel free to practice whatever kata you want by yourself. Just remember to go really slow and concentrate on smooth, flowing movements.