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Nishiyama Hidetaka has created a kata called Kitei which changes every 4 to 6 years for competition purposes. When the body and the movements were rigid and the strength was in a very dissipated form, techniques looked strong.

The kata prevent us from reinventing the wheel. As well it should be, since kata hold the more violent defense combinations and also act as a sort of database of Shotokan Karate knowledge. The beauty of someone performing kiitei kata litei is difficult to describe. You have a smooth, dynamic kata that is impressive to watch [at this point it is still just a dance]; 6.

Originally all of the kata were practiced in Okinawa, traded, and exchanged with neighbors and friends.

Jiin, for example, ends 3 feet to the left of where you started. Many of the kata apparently fell out of favor with Kitfi, the founder of Shotokan, during the 20th Century. Other nice kata that are out there for 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, kat many, many others.

Kitei – Kevin Little – 2016 Fremont Shotokan Karate Black Belt Tournament

There are many factors involved. Karate kata make for great shadow boxing, and they are great exercise. Asian languages involve so much study for simply reading and writing that literacy rates were always very low. While no one would argue that competitive sparring does not enable one to defend himself, kata teach techniques such as neck twists, inverting elbows, and many other techniques that you cannot learn and practice while also trying to learn the rules of free sparring.


Kata are also very beautiful to watch, and allow the performer to feel as though they are able to preserve and present a thing of elegance coupled with danger. So, kata developed along several different lines in different locations in Okinawa.

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There are a lot of kata out there. Is it an acquired taste, or is it something universal that anyone can appreciate? The karate player begins by standing at attention, bowing, and then by stepping with his left foot in some particular direction throwing karate techniques.

Shuri is a smallish city outside of Naha, the capital city of Okinawa located on the Western side of the island. If we perform only actions kaa are comfortable for us, we learn nothing. You can remember the movements from beginning to end; 2. All of the Shotokan Karate kata are from the Shuri-Tomari systems of karate. 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. 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.

Most of Karate Associations requirements insist that all 26 kata of the Shotokan Canon be kite for the rank of 4th dan. You can see the punching, blocking, and kicking applications of the movements — the most simple ,ata applications and the most unlikely.

It is doubtful that a reputable Shotokan instructor will value kite opinions about how best to learn to fight over his own opinions if you are a novice to karate.

Asian cultures have thousands-of-years-old traditions of arranging information into explanatory folk dances.

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If this is true, how can the kata be useful? Why did kata develop in Asian arts but not in Western arts? When we do something that we create, it is not as useful for us.

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 not definitive. However, there are many other cities on Okinawa, and certainly they must have their own karate systems and kata also. When you are alone, and you wish to practice karate, it is pretty simple to choose one of the kata you know and simply repeat it 20 or 30 times to get in a good workout.


A study of kata can be as shallow or as deep as the artist wishes. You have a smooth, dynamic kata that is impressive to watch [at this point it is still just a dance].

How many kata are there?

Tomari is a small town kafa these two centers of karate development. Hangetsu is taken from a kata called Seishan. A kata created by a tournament competitor will probably lack the complexity and appeal of the older, jujutsu based movements of the original Okinawan creations. Because kata were developed before the advent of the automobile in Okinawa, most people were limited to their geographic location, and were unable to learn the kata practiced in another city.

You have mastered to movements in the kata and probably know lots of interesting trivia about it; 7.

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The satisfaction is only his own. This style is characterized by slow, tense movements in narrow stances with an emphasis on body conditioning and strengthening. Worrying about finishing where you began is probably the last thing that you should be kiyei with.

A debate that has been raging for at least 30 years is whether or not the kata serve any real purpose. You have re engineered the kata and can perform complex and credible applications of the movements.

With the release of the Best Karate series of books by M. You probably will fail if you set out to design a kata that you cannot perform or that contains information that you do not have.