Originally posted by mj
Many techniques that are not 'effective' (under competition 'rules') will be dropped from the syllabus. Eventually kata will deteriorate into something for 'weak' people who can't make it in 'real' aikido?
Just a thought.
Scroll back to Sam's post on April 4th and mine on April 27th on this thread. It all revolves around what those rules are.
Worse case scenerio about the sponsership but a view not totally without merit. Still if you look at Judo there are thousands of clubs in cities throughout the world that happily co-exist with more compeditive clubs and survive just fine on their own merits.