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16 Jan

Tips on making a great “kata”

by Shun Shifu Kimball Jan 16, 2016 0 Blog

Tips for having a great “kata”….

1. Memorize the sequence: The sequence is the basic foundation of your kata… When in the memorization phase use as little skill as possible to enhance retention of the sequence.

2. Skill building: Once you reach the point where you no longer have to talk yourself through your kata…. It’s time to add new layers of skill.

3. Presentation: This is the final and most advanced part of your kata. This is where “art” meets “martial arts”….. This is where you can add personality to a set ( I’d like to refer you to Shi Gung King and his performance of the hand set at karate camp).

P.S. Do you know what the finished presentation of your current kata is?

Mr. Kimball