On a Wado ryu forum that I participate in, there was a discussion thread about how it would be most appropriate to move in true combat, if one was to remain faithful to the principles of movement/engagement that are embodied in our solo/paired kata. In other words, how we "should" move in kumite, as opposed to the how most kumite is performed in Shiai today (IE WKF stylie) - which is (in the most part) in conflict to the above mentioned Wado principles. Sorry for the rambling intro, but this topic did take on a Koryu flavour when a senior exponent of Shindo Yoshin Ryu (I believe he has posted here too), chimed in to explain that in comprehensive systems (sogo bujutsu I believe), it is key to keep these core principles constant through-out your training be that with tanto, sword or hand to hand. Getting to the point, I also train with a small Koyru group who practice Daito-ryu and Ono Ha Itto Ryu kenjustu and as far as I can see, there is consistency between the sword school and the hand to hand stuff, but I am just a beginner so don't know really. Is it a happy addition to the Daito family and so therefore does it work in the same way as the sword work found in sogo bujutsu schools? - Or am I completely missing the point??? www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyO-jptgjx8 [Edit] interestingly, the above vid include techniques that are very similar to those found in Wado's Idori and Tanto dori. - Thats what caught my eye really.