One of the curses of many of the traditional forms for modern practitioners is the amount of clear space needed to practise—your living room usually won't do. Many of us don't live in an area where the weather permits year-round outdoor practice, especially when moving quickly, lifting knees, and kicking preclude practising on snowy/muddy/icy surfaces.
There are no easy answers to this dilemma. The circle walking and circular forms are marginally more economical of space than the linear and weapons forms. These are important considerations for modern students. It is a waste of time to start learning forms that you can never practise properly for lack of space to do so.
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