As one who practices Tai Chi where make use of forms in our study I have on occasion read or in actual conversations heard comments to the effect that that forms, or kata, are useless as far as practical applications go and that all martial arts should be taught with sparring.
How do you feel about the use of forms in the teaching of martial arts?
Are they effective?
I have my own ideas on the subject but wish to hear your point of view.
I have great respect for my teacher and I have no issues with the way he teachers. This is not about TaI Chi and I have no complaints. This is simply so I can hear peoples views on forms or katas in martial arts training.