Hello Chen Zen:
Wow, been a lot of traffic this weekend... yikes!
<<Point sparring to me.
Ummmmngh, ok, but ~point sparring~ would be step 2A/3.
1 Would be the basic techniques, and the time to engrain them solo.
2 Would be the mechanics, and concepts of kata.
2A/3 Point Sparring would be exploring (slowly to start) how well I really had the movements & ideas.
<<Perhaps you could explain in a little more detail
It might take me some time, things will be busy for the next few days, let me see what I can do (sic. if anything
) to flesh this out a bit...
Do we have any ~common ground~ to start with? What kata are you comfortable/familiar with? Again one aspect of my basic hypothesis being kata help us all start from a single neutral spot. Quirks, intensities, physical attributes are negated somewhat so that we can all examine the same attack from the identical structural locations and seemingly vulnerable.
Kata help explore concepts and mechaics of power and the assorted systems for producing same for minimal effort.