"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."
Agreed, I studied Aido also.
It is good that one learns this from kata; this is not mutually exclusive from learning weight distribution through combat training.
This is also taught with the similar methods of Hsing-i 5 Element Saber, as well as being developed at an even higher level with Hsing-i Five Element Spear.
Trainers and educators have found that the multi-media concepts of training with complimentary methods; magnifies the learning experience.
Edited by Jade Dragon (11/21/11 04:22 PM)
Edit Reason: the Leading Edge
The Author of the new book Axe Hand; Hsing-i & Internal Strength Workout