Quote"A clear path
"......... what folks need is a clear path with clearly defined goals to follow that path........."
Wouldn't that be nice !!! "
I don't see why it should be a problem
....look at our Western arts, boxing is pretty progressive, you have to do certain things to gain the skills.and certain things to maintain them. Nobody would tell a Champion boxer to do the first thing he ever learned over and over again.so why should folks expect to just do the same old kata over and over again with no quantifiable gains in knowledge...............it shouldn't happen, but it does because folks accept it
look at the clip you showed of those folks doing Wing-Chun in protective equipment..........we should have more of that. doesn't matter what style you do, you should come to the point were you can fight.that is what it's all about
A few things that turn a Kata into as Ray says "same old kata"
Taking the Kata for granted , produces the same old functions endlessly .
You have left the old kata in the dojo ,and it will be still that same old kata next week when you decide to go again .
I have lost interest in that same old kata ,after a bit of soul searching I fully realise [negative state talking] I can't fathom it .
I demand instant answer's for this same old Kata that is going know were fast .
Basically we need meaning ,but we have to learn to adopt the right attitude to aquire new meaning .