I spoke of this indirectly on the last posting but wanted to "emphasize" it a bit more here. It is apparent that in all things the degree of intent and involvement in the technique of practice and training makes all the difference in its benefits.
I speak of "making it work" on the dojo floor, in past teachings, because I firmly and wholeheartedly believe that kata patterns/forms are basically worthless if its practice is limited.
In many of my past postings I have tried to explain why; what is involved; in proper kata application practice. It fell mostly on deaf ears. I am sure many so-called "traditional/classical" methods, when compared to the rapid/quick fix methods, appeal to those with out patience; for those quick fix methods meet their need for instant gratification. Knowledge takes patience and time to acquire. It took me thirty plus years to get to this point and my path is many and remains open for more.
Such a shame for if one were to take the time, patience and effort to truly learn kata practice they would find it opens the door to many practical ways of self protection and self improvement. In lieu of making the bunkai and application into a complex method remain with the tried and true simple uncomplicated methods which are more beneficial.
I guess what I am trying to say is that if you don't believe in kata, as it has been explained in the past, then let the proven methods of the true warriors of military and police sources provide you the proof of the pudding.
They are out there, just follow the yellow brick road!