A kata is much like a family jewel that has passed down through generations. It holds a significance that is difficult to decipher, and many dispute the meaning of every micromovement it contains. Each chapter in this Via Media anthology deals with the principles that guide kata practice.
Karate Kata: For the Transmission of High-Level Combative Skills, Vol. 2
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- The Shape of Kata: An Enigma of Pattern, by Giles Hopkins, M.A.
- The Teaching of Goju-Ryu Kata: A Brief Look at Methodology and Practice, by Giles Hopkins, M.A.
- The Five Katas of Yagi Meitoku, by Perry Campbell, B.Sc.
- A Preliminary Analysis of Goju-Ryu Kata Structure, by F. Portela Camara, Ph.D., and Mario McKenna, M.Sc.
- Kata & Bunkai: A Study in Theme & Variations in Karate’s Solo Practice Routines, by Giles Hopkins, M.A.
- Nahate: The Old-School Okinawan Martial Art and Its Original Four-Kata Curriculum, Part I, by Mario McKenna, M.S.
- Nahate: The Old-School Okinawan Martial Art and Its Original Four-Kata Curriculum, Part II, by Mario McKenna, M.S.
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