I have heard a couple different schools of thought on this and am interested in your practices.
I am also curious about your sparring and kata relationship.
@ clowns –
My current dojo group used to have a day where we’d go to a park or something and go all out, just as we did in practice (as we never got enough of it as eager little ‘tough guys’). We used to call it Go Day, to which I referred to Go time, because it only lasted about two hours.