Sorry to crash the forum so much so early on...but I find this a fascinating area of contemplation...and the forum is peopled by good folks.
I'm curious whether there's a need for a kata designed for the kind of enemy we're likely to face in a world that has seen massive popularity of MMA. My guess is that in most of the parts of the world that have TV or youtube, the average drunk-in-a-bar or punk-in-the-street has seen some MMA fighting and probably thinks he can do some of the techniques (ground fighting, chokes, etc.).
Is there value in designing a kata specifically for such an enemy? That is, is there a series of techniques that works particularly well against such an opponent and is pretty different from Heian/Pinan or other existing kata?
Or does application of techniques from existing kata do the job sufficiently?
Or is my assumption about badguy styles incorrect, and are the typical acts of violence of today's badguy essentially the same as before the MMA explosion?
Thanks in advance for any insights.