I was reading this thread on another forum where this exact question was asked. There were some good, realistic points made by practicioners, and knowing that there are some in here, I'm interested in reading your opinions on the subject. From what I could gather, the things those karateka wanted to change in their system the most were: 1. Eliminate forms, or at least diminish their level of priority. 2. Simplify the arsenal of techniques, leaving only those that can be applied to a wider array of situations. 3. Spar (full-contact) 4. Drilling and pad-work 5. Self-defense applications with a resisting opponent. 6. Emphasize chaining of techniques, no "one punch ends all" mindset. 7. Train in the "on-guard" stance (traditional boxing or muay thai stance), instead of the more awkward stances. Thanks in advanced for your replies.