This is super, let's keep this going.
Mike, I would very much like to see your Kyu Kumite variations. Perhaps at camp?
I agree that doing the same single technique can get a little boring and monotonous. As I have stated before, I would love to see a black-belt assessment where the students can choose from a variety of techniques when they come to various parts of a kumite-bunkai.
I have admitted that I'm not particularly fond of the Dan Kumite takedown. I just think it's a move with a low % rate of success. I think it would be fantastic for students, and teachers, to have a choice of two or three acceptable techniques to choose from at particular points, like at the Dan K. takedownand other places of our choosing.
C,mon, be truthful, wouldn't watching, assessing, and participating in Dan Kumite be much more
? Yes, Uechi can be
if we allow it to be.
I know this is a thrad about a technique in Dan Kumite, but I believe it also has an underlying theme regarding our resistance and fear of change.
Sensei Mattson told me a story once of a Uechi Demonstration for some visiting Kung Fu practitioners from China. I believe he said that they were astounded at the Uechi techniques because they reminded the visiting Gentlemen of the way things used to be done many years ago.
George, please help me not butcher this story.