|Principles of Kata|
|Thursday, 25 December 2008 17:46|
Kishin no yoi
Before executing the movements of the kat, one must establish the correct spiritual and mental state for meeting an opponent in combat.
Follow the prescribed pattern of movement. In a given kata where the ideal start and end location is the same, proper and consistent stances are critical. The angles are important in tactical applications.
Opposite forces in nature are to harmonized while emphasizing their attributes in appropriate circumstances.
Tai no shinshuku
Waza no kankyu
Chikara no kyojaku
Keitai no hoji
The beauty of form and posture with precise body geometry in static positions and in motion.
The emphasis in key points of the kata. The type of sound used for the kiai is dictated by the type of technique (most notably – Ei, Ya, To).
The focus of attention. (chaku: notice, observe; gan: fix ones eyes upon)
Jushin no antei
Maintaining the stability of center of gravity in movement and stance. (ju: center of gravity; shin: body; antei: stability)
Demonstrated vigilance in execution of techniques – and is especially important after the completion of Kata. (zan: remain in ; shin: mind)
Kata no Tokucho
The specific principles within a particular kata of a particular system that makes that kata unique and gives it meaning.
The use of the eyes as a weapon.
Techniques must be executed with the proper flow and focus of energy.
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