I still wonder whether there can be some benefit to doing more controlled sparring, like in randori where you are responding to new situations and attackers, but getting faster over time until you are able to respond with full speed and power. I just think there's more ways to get there than competition styles (and competition styles have changed techniques to make them less lethal, of course). Anyways, just some thoughts. Oh, and Matt Thornton is a total hottie.
Edited to add this second video: http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...22756738846126