no, not only Shotokan kata. just giving some ideas in general while using Shotokan as an example.
I guess my point was sometimes cross-training gives other perspectives that we wouldn't otherwise see or be exposed to.

Yes I can see that valid point.
Did you some where one the forum discuss finding wood the size equvelent of a human bone with the intent of trying to break it?

I am asking because I can only train palm heel strikes to the elbow (under pressure) by using them as a arm bar.

Just a thought.