Yeah for sure, it definitely does take into account technique, power, and how you actually 'apply' it in the form (as though you were actually using it). That's what I think differs it from just a dance, the judges do look to see that you semi-understand the movements in how you physically perform and apply it, rather than just going through the motions. They try their best to see the martial application part of it and that you are showing the interpretation through the movement, but hard when done solo obviously hehe. And I guess you could only really judge the in depth understanding aspect if you were actually applying it to someone else in a comp hey! Ohhhh my goodness Tez3... it's horrendous sometimes... the coaches can get quite bad, but the parents.....!