At first, it can seem somewhat counterproductive. Since white-belt your Sensei has consistently reminding you of form. Reaction arm back! Bend that front knee! Back straight! Sure, form is an important part of Karate. At least it is in the beginning – but at some point, form becomes 2nd nature. It’s something we do without even thinking. It’s at this point in your training that you might want to consider the possibility of letting go of your form. In this quick video, Sensei O’Brian talks about letting go of form and the impact it can have on technique.