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Content Rich Expression of Karate

I have friends and know instructors who can explain the mechanics/body dynamics of any movement of any kata they know, and demonstrate it without rehearsal, actually without even thinking about it. Walking through a kata, they can demonstrate the applications and meanings of the movements, and multiple variations depending on changing circumstances. And they can show the relationship of any movement to other movements in that kata and other kata of their curriculum.

Please take a minute to re-read the above paragraph.

Basically, I am saying that I know people who are fluent in their kata. Their kata is not just a hollow imitation or show -- it is a content rich expression of their understanding of Karate.

To me, that is one of the ideals of Karate training.

Respectfully,

Charles C. Goodin