On a side note it's curious to read that people have lost almost all their encounters because of Kata.
Let me rephrase, please, for better understanding
I had success in the 95% of my physical encounters thanks to kata training, in the remaining 5% (those where s**t was really hitting the fan) I put the blame of my success in sport like training.
I hate to sound like a though guy, but I've never lost a street fight when my life was in real danger, and I've been in a pair of these.
Of course your mileage may vary. This is a big word and, if we want, there's place for everybody.