95% of Karateka practice the Pinan/Heian Kata series religiously for the first lot of Kyu grades (they even do them in Tang Soo Do (Korean karate) and Mo Duk Kwan Tae Kwon Do). But after watching Iain's DVD, on the Pinan’s, quite a lot of the techniques can be found repeated throughout the series.
This brings me to the thought (I know thinking is dangerous), Iain said quite a lot of the techniques were duplicated within the kata, So why not "create" Pinan Dai kata - a Kata that takes all the techniques within the Pinan’s to create 1 main kata to practice. i bet it will be no longer than Kushanku or Gojushiho etc.
Arguments against, could be the kata were created that way for a reason!
Arguments for, the kata is already a hybrid of various kata so why not create a hybrid of a hybrid?
Looking forward to some constructive discussions for and against this topic