I understand where you're both coming from. But you're both (and so am I) doing techniques a specific way for specific reasons. And those ways and reasons were passed down from those before you. There are other ways of doing those things, and doing them effectively. What is the "right way" to draw a sword? The way your school teaches it. I've never studied a sword art, but I'm quite sure I could do it the right way - pulling it out of the scabbard without cutting myself in the process. But that's not truly your nor your school's "right way." My experience is karate. There's a "right way" to throw a punch according to my school. Anyone off the street could throw a punch truly the right way - how many people with zero training have punched someone in the head and knocked them out? If you or I are doing something the "right way" according to our respective schools' ways of doing things, what do you call it? Maybe LARPing isn't the best word, but it's the one that I think best gets my point across. Vocabulary isn't my strongest attribute.