Kata

Kata is a formal prearranged exercise. A karate kata consists of movements which can be applied as kicks, punches, blocks, strikes, leg sweeps, throw, holds, chokes and joint punishment techniques. Kata is the heart of Karate-Do. All techniques, principles and strategies are derived from kata. Its practice makes the body stronger, more flexible and better coordinated. Kata should be practiced with the following points in mind.

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