Shotokan Karate Kata

A Karate Kata is a series of  ‘basic techniques’ designed around an imaginary confrontation with opponents. During a Kata the student senses and sees the attack, and uses the Kata to defend with blocks, strikes, throws, and set techniques.

The original masters of Karate created the Kata as a way to pass along their knowledge to Karateka (students).

For a time, during the samurai occupation of Okinawa, practice of Karate was frowned upon. Kata were viewed as acceptable,  as dances, examination shows them to be the textbooks of Karate handed down by the original masters.

Kata is a very important tool in your training and development regardless of age or ability!

 

Shotokan Karate Kata Video Gallery