So then why practice kata at all if not to improve fighting ability?

I've been asking THAT question for years.

Two things; 1) We don't know if he practices kata. 2) If he does, imagine how good he'd have been if he hadn't.


Your right John, he might have done as well as Ken Shamrock did against Tito. Oh wait, his striking was largely ineffective. Or maybe Chuck Liddell. He did beat Tito, but wait his style was based on a system with kata and then Hack took the kata out. Maybe Chuck could have beaten Keith "Two Left Feet Overrated" Jardine if he HAD still done the kata.
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