Backfist what!!?? Portland family Bujinkan
I think you are misunderstanding the meaning of KATA!!! When performing two man KATA you go at a reasonable pace so that both individuals, the Uke and Tori, get a chance to work on the aspects of the technique as to help the body develop muscle memory. just flat out punching someone in the face with out proper warning or protective gear is not only Rude, but Dangerous. If the event that transpired really went down the way old boy said it did then he has every right to be upset. I dont think you were keeping in mind saftey. If you train someone to fight then train them so that if they have to fight they arent already banged up to begin with. Bottom line is this. If they want to spar or use harder contact good, but they need to have the proper equipment and training. The guy who posted the complaint didnt deserve what happened to him. It just sounded to me like someone was really insecure about themselves and made themselves feel bigger by hitting someone.
So I say Backfist COME ON MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF!!!!!!!!