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Kata have several purposes. Shuri is a smallish city outside of Naha, the capital city of Okinawa located on the Western side of the island. There are a lot of kata out there. Kata forces us to do something that was not our own creation.

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Jutte also does not finish in the same place, nor does Enpi or Heian 4. A kata created by a tournament competitor will probably lack the complexity and appeal of the older, jujutsu based movements kafa the original Okinawan creations.

The kata also act as a database or library of techniques. The Shitei kata will be those you are expected to understand and be able to perform on demand. While trying to finish on the same spot can provide some feedback as to how well you follow the performance line of a particular kata, it is kaya definitive.

Kata serve as an alternative path of study from modern competition sparring. There are many factors involved.

When we do something that we create, it is not as useful for us. Tomari is a small town kitdi these two centers of karate development. Is it an acquired taste, or is it something universal that anyone can appreciate? Some kata are performed solidly, others quickly with acrobatics, some are more graceful in nature, and others are performed very slowly with great muscle tension.


Kata training is good exercise. Observing how Kata are practised today, viewed as a whole, all movements, from the initial hachiji-dachi until the end must be elastic and continuous, the sequence must be beautiful and rhythmical and the performer must irradiate vitality and strength.

Some of the kata cannot finish on the same spot. With the advent of competitions, being able to place the finish in the exact, correct spot was made an important feature. Why are some kata not in Shotokan? Usefulness of Kata A debate that has been raging for at least 30 years is whether or not the kata serve any real purpose. As the karate enthusiast amasses hours and hours of training in karate, learning a new kata is less and less challenging for him.

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Whether or not you are able to finish a kata on the same spot as the one you started on has even become one of the factors in determining the value of a performance. Appearances may deceive, even though movements may look weak, they truly are not so.

In my experience, when a kata is thought to be thousands of years old, some less than practical techniques appear mysterious and hard to comprehend. A karate kata is a set number of basic techniques arranged in order. If this is true, how can the kata be useful? However, the supposed kata is really not a kata at all, but a prearranged display of basic techniques.


There are several stages of fluency possible in a kata: You can show some technical skills like rhythm and body dynamics [required for examinations]; 4.

The kata do not seem to be useful in aiding sparring ability. They are all interlocking and explain each other. Kitfi are listed in no particular order.

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Shitei and tokui are usually used to indicate the requirements on examinations for rank certification. He lists as many as 30 different kata, some of which we no longer do today. Other nice kata that are out there kiteo Shotokaners to find and add to their toolbox include Suparinpei, Seipai, Seisan, Seiunchin, Tensin, Tensho, Rohai, Ananku, Shiho Kushanku, Shiho Kushanku Sho, three or four more versions of Bassai, another version of Wankan, and many, many others.

Where do the kata come from? So, kata developed along several different lines in different locations in Okinawa.

In the ancient practice, there used to be pauses between each movement; now movements follow each other rhythmically, without pause, in a fluid and flexible way. Western experts of Kiyei are particularly disinterested in any kata introduced by younger experts, non-Japanese, or people who study arts other than Shotokan Karate.