That is the question......I have been passionate about the karate chop for a long time....then one day decided NOT to do the chop and I loved the effect!! It felt so much more relaxed and less uptight and lately I've really been trying to relax my decorating a bit, I want people to feel more relaxed in my home than unable to sit on my sofa! So as of a little while ago, I am a reformed karate chopper!! Hoping this can last....haha... heres a few photos of the chop and no chop!!