Last night at our park workout we practiced lots of kata, focusing on details like generating power with the "pull-back" hand and hip. We also trained renzoku, worked on techniques from tensho, and learned that our self-defense techniques are mostly useless against mosquitos. ... See MoreSee Less
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Some good advice - see if you can spot sanchin and shisochin. ... See MoreSee Less
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I'm sure this has been discussed before, but I couldn't find it.
If our introductory kata (Fukyu, Gekisai, etc.) were created for school children, then why do we teach them to adults?
Yes, they can be useful, but are they necessary? Especially if all of the techniques in them are already in other kata.
I absolutely believe them to be great, but are they the best use of time?
Historically, was it just students including them out of reverence for the instructors that created them?