I was curious if the other ryu's on the board practice a set of forms for tai sabaki, possibly called the same. In Chito-Ryu we emphasize it as one of the most important qualities from which to consider any technique. As a result we practice it a lot. For those who don't know the japanese terms, tai sabaki essentially means to reposition the body. In the context of combat, it's intended meaning is to reposition the body to a more advantageous position. Two qualities are to move no more than necessary and to telegraph it as little as possible (I hesitate to say "wait 'till the last instant" before you move). I think a good example would be to slip a punch in boxing (while simultanaously delivering a cross to the solar plexus). Would your school consider these exercises as kihon, renzuko-waza or something else? Are the expansions on the forms treated as bunkai or just an extension of the form? I was just curious about the prevalence of tai sabaki being taught as a form of its own, whether the concept is just taught within other kata or is it even touched on at all. Please discuss.