with the way things are with lots of people creating other forms for martial arts for competiton and those forms becoming more and more a test of athlectic ability and not for application. Have some arts stepped too far s that the movements in the forms have become useless? or can they always be altered slightly to make them have a viable application.
I am talking mainly about some of the more flashy kata/forms demos that involves alot of high kicks and jumps, these epople as far as i can see wave their hands around inbetween flashiness. on seeing these there are a lot of things that ight look ike low blocks but with no power and no real stance, does this movement (with power and intention added) still have some purpose, if so what about other moves, maybe movemovements that involve sticking your hands out in all manner of directions. can you always find a real reason for these?