Just watching some of my favourite Abernethy vids there. You know, he's a man who believes that there is no one style that is best; just that there is a method that best suits a particular context. That said, it frustrates me that we are trained to do things a certain way then chastised when we are too tense as we strive to get it correct. Later on we are asked to loosen up and flow more, although inevitably we fail at this; perhaps it is not that we as a nation are too tense, but that we are trained and drilled to be tense from the white belt. This does not help with kumite and I feel that practical application also requires a certain understanding of the fact that the body may be trained to react in a certain way, but that it moves in a way that is different for and specific to each person. What do you think?