Kata   ist   the   soul   of   Karate.   Kata   are   much   more   than   a   number   of   techniques   in   a   row.   Each   Kata   includes   a   whole   system   of fighting,   an   own   method,   a   kind   or   Art.   However   we   like   to   call   it.   But   this   is   not   open   to   see.   Because   the   techniques   in   the   Kata   are never   performed   with   all   for   a   bunkai   needed   details.   In   every   movement   there   are   hidden   parts.   Like   an   iceberg   the   mainpart   of   the Kata   is   invisible.   The   real   using   of   the   techniques   are   not   shown,   they   will   only   be   thought   while   doing   the   kata.   But   the   training   of Kata improves all the skills which are necessary for to use the techniques in a real fight. But this needs a lot of training for many years. The true mastering of a Kata is more than a perfect performance. A   lot   of   masters   are   able   to   teach   many   Kata,   but   often   they   are   calling   just   one   as   a   Tokui   Kata.   The   Kata   they   favourite.   But   it   will never be a Kata which don't match to the body structre, body skills and the personality of the master. It's   not   possible   to   master   a   lot   of   Kata,   but   it's   possible   to   study   a   lot   of   them.   For   someone   who   like   Kata,   one   is   more   beautiful than   the   other.   And   it's   only   a   question   of   time   to   find   the   favourite   one.   And   it’s   not   important   if   the   Kata   is   used   in   the   style someone   practise.   Only   important   is   the   wish   to   practise   this   single   favourite   Kata.   It's   possible   to   say   that   Karate   will   be   defind   by the   Kata   and   not   by   the   school   or   style.   A   lot   of   Kata   has   been   changed   in   a   way   that   they   match   with   the   concept   style.   But   not each   Kata   matches   with   each   body.   And   also   not   every   style   does.   I   believe   that   every   orthopadic   doctor   would   agree   with   me,   when I   say   that   Karate   should   match   with   the   body   and   not   with   the   style.   I   don't   say   that   the   authentic   Karate   of   a   style   isn't   good   for the   body.   But   if,   for   example,   the   anatomy   of   a   hip   don't   like   a   Yoko   Geri,   it's   better   to   use   a   Kata,   or   a   version   of   a   Kata   (Kanku   Dai = Yoko Geri, Kosokun Dai = Mae Geri) where aren't Yoko Geri's.
Kata   ist   the   soul   of   Karate.   Kata   are   much   more   than   a   number   of techniques   in   a   row.   Each   Kata   includes   a   whole   system   of   fighting, an   own   method,   a   kind   or   Art.   However   we   like   to   call   it.   But   this   is not   open   to   see.   Because   the   techniques   in   the   Kata   are   never performed   with   all   for   a   bunkai   needed   details.   In   every   movement there   are   hidden   parts.   Like   an   iceberg   the   mainpart   of   the   Kata   is invisible.   The   real   using   of   the   techniques   are   not   shown,   they   will only    be    thought    while    doing    the    kata.    But    the    training    of    Kata improves   all   the   skills   which   are   necessary   for   to   use   the   techniques in a real fight. But   this   needs   a   lot   of   training   for   many   years.   The   true   mastering   of a Kata is more than a perfect performance. A   lot   of   masters   are   able   to   teach   many   Kata,   but   often   they   are calling   just   one   as   a   Tokui   Kata.   The   Kata   they   favourite.   But   it   will never   be   a   Kata   which   don't   match   to   the   body   structre,   body   skills and the personality of the master. It's   not   possible   to   master   a   lot   of   Kata,   but   it's   possible   to   study   a lot   of   them.   For   someone   who   like   Kata,   one   is   more   beautiful   than the   other.   And   it's   only   a   question   of   time   to   find   the   favourite   one. And   it’s   not   important   if   the   Kata   is   used   in   the   style   someone practise.   Only   important   is   the   wish   to   practise   this   single   favourite Kata.   It's   possible   to   say   that   Karate   will   be   defind   by   the   Kata   and not   by   the   school   or   style.   A   lot   of   Kata   has   been   changed   in   a   way that   they   match   with   the   concept   style.   But   not   each   Kata   matches with   each   body.   And   also   not   every   style   does.   I   believe   that   every orthopadic   doctor   would   agree   with   me,   when   I   say   that   Karate should   match   with   the   body   and   not   with   the   style.   I   don't   say   that the   authentic   Karate   of   a   style   isn't   good   for   the   body.   But   if,   for example,   the   anatomy   of   a   hip   don't   like   a   Yoko   Geri,   it's   better   to use   a   Kata,   or   a   version   of   a   Kata   (Kanku   Dai   =   Yoko   Geri,   Kosokun Dai = Mae Geri) where aren't Yoko Geri's.
Karatekata
Why Kata?
Karatekata
Why Kata?