Hi Dave , surprised theres been no takers , I left it for a while hoping others would have better insight .
I think your approach is very strong .
testing and evaluating should be an on going process .
On a tangent though , I see this as a place where the researched traditionalist( I know labels
) has an advantage over the accumulater , they already have a template of proven techniques , someone has done that job for them and codified a approach/system .
However as we know many of these things just dont work the way they`ve been passed on in many instances .
But having the said techniques , one then only has to test and improve them , to put them through the gauntlet , and most importantly not become only a student of the art but a researcher of violence .
through this one cannot only acheive better functionality IMHO , but also breathe some life back into there arts .
One should be prepared to throw out there assumptions and let things evolve and reveal themselves .
I havent been et down by this approach yet , and still belive the forms on there gross motor level , and strategic positioning level to be very sound .
then with the help of many sources on can have the best of both worlds (if they permit themselves)