I been doing research, trying to understand what Does Kihon Kata teach? Do we even need them, or should we throw them out? I've come up with this so far. If it does teach any skill, it is something very simple and I believe for some reason that it was felt that it should be learnt first because of how important and simple it is. Example Kata would be: Taikyoku's, Fukyugata or anything else know to be beginner Kata.
What's your take?