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What is kata and why do we need it?

No two answers are ever exactly the same.

Neither of the following two questions will ever get you one answer.

For the simple reason that we do not all see kata in exactly the same way.

What is kata?

For me kata is another means to personal self development through physical action. I enjoy their unique, unchangeable predetermined patterns, they are a hallmark of classical karate.

"Why do we need kata?

For me kata is where you can find the true depth of your dedication as classical martial artist.

How would you respond if you were asked these same two questions?

Let me know.

Remember: "How we think about what we know, often determines how we use it."