This is Bill Bauknecht and I am a student of sensei Rabesa. Working a prearranged kumite, with two advanced students, show not only their technique, but their timing, their distancing and their conditioning. I love dan kumite and doing this with no count or hesitation between moves, to me is the same as a fight. Yes, it's prearranged, but eventually you practice this the same as kumite. You better block the strike or you are going to get hit. The blocks are just as hard as if in a fight. I think an important part, and again this is up to the instructor, when the count is taken away, the student has advanced up to another level, both physically and mentally.