I started training in Enshin Karate (a Kyokushin offshoot) about two months ago and I'm really liking it overall. It's probably the only full-contact karate in my area and I enjoy the bare-knuckle sparring. The problem is I have a hard time getting over my prejudices against karate. Despite the hard contact involved, the whole kata and gi thing keeps making me feel like I'm one of those kids at a strip mall karate place. I'm probably just getting hung up over the small things, but has anyone else ever had this problem?