The article seems pretty dumb to me as well. If kata done right, you don't do it slowly. If I am to do Kata -and I'm not big at it- I have to do with speed, controlled and tension (is that the right word in this context?). I did Kata yesterday for twenty minutes or had sweated like a pig and was panting like after a race. I never heard of a club here, that would talk bad about you, only because you have a family and the priorities have changed. Quite the contrary actually: People understand that a baby is tons of work. Essentially the whole article feels as if the author went to Karate after watching too much TV and then was disappointed, because reality isn't the same as the telly. Also @ the TS: Why this obsession with belts? Belts doesn't equal competence or knowledge. EDIT.: Even though it sounds lame: It's not the art you should look for, but for a school of whatever art, that teaches in a way you're looking for and that's working for you. And that's something the internet can't do for you.