Thanks for sharing.
But was unsure if you were looking for critical comments or not, good or otherwise.
I don't know about kata...so I can't comment. The instructor seems to have really good speed.
My concern was for showing the timing bits and that last show of the other black belt hitting the pads.
For the timing of the defense against the front kick, the kick was aimed to miss and not hit, takes the fun out of a defensive rebuttal when when you really know you are not going to get tagged, even moderately.
But as far as the pad work, I would say poor to 'midl'n.' There was no real need for the Thai/Kickboxing pads since the round kicks were relatively light and didn't have follow through---they were snapped just past the surface and didn't have requisite body weight in the kick to have 'real' impact.
Also, for real use, the punches didn't seem to have much on them either or have a good guard from which to throw them in case there were counters aimed at the face.
I understand that there are stylistic differences that have to be considered, but with the use of the pads I thought there might be the implication of heavier hits or a more realistic stance and face guard from which to throw these techniques.
Didn't know if you wanted the comments, but thought I would respond since you showed the videos. Again, thanks for sharing.