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    I have started to learn some sparring basics and watch sparring classes and I have to say it seems very different from sparring in traditional karate.

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    Can you name and describe the 'sparring basics' which you are learning and watching?
    Can you describe the sparring basics you see in 'traditional karate'?

    Watching Sparring in contemporary karate tournaments did dishearten me ... as the practitioners did not seem to utilize any of the kenpo karate basics, or rules and principles, which i understand as being the building blocks of the system we trained.

    Of course, that begs the question about usability and functionality of system we trained, doesn't it?

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    Can you name and describe the 'sparring basics' which you are learning and watching?
    Can you describe the sparring basics you see in 'traditional karate'?

    Watching Sparring in contemporary karate tournaments did dishearten me ... as the practitioners did not seem to utilize any of the kenpo karate basics, or rules and principles, which i understand as being the building blocks of the system we trained.

    Of course, that begs the question about usability and functionality of system we trained, doesn't it?
    No, it doesn't, IMO.

    I have had extensive training in Shotokan, and I would say: Modern sport karate is just that... A sport with a particular way of doing things.

    Kenpo Karate was designed as an all-round system of streetfighting. It has been synthesized from many sources, and I can't think of any better one.

    Apples and oranges, really.

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