"This point goes along with the above point. Alot of people lack combinations with the so-called basic techniques. That is, they don't do the basic in combinations like boxers do with their "basic" punches but rather do it one technique at a time."
You are absolutely right. There are tons of instruccionals dvds with hundred of techniques, all of them fantastic. But the lack is that there arent dvds out there teaching a game with combinations. Dont you think so? Does it exists? The only instruccional i have seen that covers only a little bit, is Paulo Guillobel. He teaches three or four techniques from one position when there are different opponents reactions.
I think there arent academies out there teaching a "game".
"I think there is two fold reason why some people can't make the basics work against athletic and strong resisting opponents:"
We discuss it before in another thread started by me. For example, at our class we have a guy that has been only training during 6 months, and he is beating even blue belts. He is strong, fast and cardio-phenomenom. Is very very difficult to do a game with this kind of people. Even when you are sparring 6 minutes rounds. Is awesome how is him when we have been sparring during one hour!
Everytime i have to fight with him, i know that in two minutes i will be super tired and it takes my psico down :-).