Re: The GREAT kata debate
The 'real' point is that Aikido, Karate, and other MA are not fighting. Nothing can replicate real combat. To be honest I don't want it to. I need to get up and go to work on monday and I don't need injuries to haul around with me. Aikido works in everyday life likely better then it will in a very rare and special event where its combat effectiveness comes in to question.