No, I'm not kidding and I don't consider it ridiculous. Issues with balance and pivoting come most readily to mind. It's easy enough to have good balance when you've got another person to balance against, even if you're on your own axis. It's easy enough to pivot correctly enough when you've got someone else to balance against. But take those two fundamental concepts and apply them in, say, overturned ochos, and existing flaws readily become apparent. Things like not having good enough control over your axis and core, like not transferring weight fully before pivoting, like generating the power for a pivot entirely through your own body and how you use your feet.
I know my whole posture goes to &"£^ if I'm not careful when opening out into a nuevo style.
And, quite frankly, I don't give a rat's [butt] about following rules that were designed decades ago, for another time, another place and another culture, simply because they are the tradition.
Ah, here it is: " Codigos - which are universal?"