I'm not trying to "pick apart" your post. Hell, I get pissed when someone grabs a line from nowhere and tries to dissect mine!
Still, just wanted to add this thought:
You finish by asking rhetorically, "Could I pull this off in a fight? I don't know, but I would try!"
When I first started to spar, I often tried to "pull things off" too. More often then not, the only thing I was pulling was my own d**k!
David Moy says it alot and I agree: When asked "What would you do in such and such situation?", respond by saying very honestly, "I have NO idea!!"
Fact is, trying to pull something off in a fight is a lot like trying to fit a round peg in a square hole. If you're strong enough, anything's possible, but it's better to use the right tool for the right job at the right time.
My point? Train for technique, yes. Heck, we all have our favorites. But in the face of violence act and react. Just when your sure your attacker's coming with his right, there's his left.
Just a word to the wise, and a caveat for our junior readers. THINGS WILL NOT HAPPEN AS YOU EXPECT!! The straight right punch you're training for at your dojo will probably be the left you mentioned, thrown by a skinny street punk who just spit in your face!
And the only one seeing stars in that situation will be you and me!
For what it's worth. . .
Gary J. Khoury http://www.uechi-ryu.com/khoury