Jade Dragon:
<< When one is seasoned by sparring and/or combat; they always keep the front leg slightly bent; one who spends all of their time on forms/Katas only; does not. When you advance, your training prevents this. >>

I can speak only for Iaido where basically all activity is in the form of kata. A front leg not slightly bent would be the object of a considerable lecture from Sensei.

Edited by iaibear (11/09/11 12:51 AM)
Edit Reason: directing my comment