The question I have as it seems the more I train and practice my Style, Ashihara which is very much an External Art, the more internal it becomes.

I find I'm looking so much into the forms the movements, how the body feels, how it moves and what is going on inside the body and mind of the opponent at the same time.

I'm looking at the whats whys and whens of my style etc and the whatifs

Am I right to think this or is this just the Shu Ha Ri of Karate?
A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.