Applied Karate - A Kata Evolution

Once we have learnt the various techniques and motions within a Kata we can begin to learn to perform the Kata as a solo form.  Having gained an overall understanding of the Kata, we can then start to study the Kata competencies in more depth thereby adding a new layer to our understanding of the Kata.  We can study facets such as, the number of techniques  and repetition, the Kata Embusen (floor plan), type of stances and angles as well as the general feel and ethos of the kata.  Patterns start to emerge and kata’s themes and characteristics become evident.


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