In Wado Ryu there is a priciple regarding initiative which I am sure people already know, but I will list them anyway:
Go No Sen – “Late Initiative.” Accepting and blocking an attack and countering after.
Sen No Sen – Meeting an attack with a simultaneous counter.
Sen Sen No Sen – “First Initiative.” Anticipating an attack and acting pre-emptively.
Working on the assumption that this concept exists in all Karate in one form or another, and not just Wado Ryu, my question is whether in any katas there are specifc examples of these different initiatives, or do you have to be a bit pragmatic in how you view the movements in kata in this regard.