Posted On:12/05/2003 11:59pm
Posted On:12/06/2003 12:40am
Style: BJJ - Homeland Security
Peedee just posted what I've been trying to put into words for years.
Posted On:12/16/2003 3:33pm
I believe some Katas also teach you breathing techniques, like sanchin
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Posted On:12/16/2003 4:15pm
Style: Kung Fu
Can someone tell me the difference between kata and forms? I have always thought they were the same.
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Posted On:12/16/2003 4:20pm
Style: BJJ, Karate,
They're the same.
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Posted On:12/16/2003 4:31pm
Okay, well then, not all kata are created equally.
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Posted On:12/16/2003 8:02pm
kata and drilling just teach you the bare basics of the movement for a technique. After much hair splitting I'll call doing slow shadowboxing "kata", because its really the same idea I think. Just not stylized into stupidity.
Its a foundation. A base. you do need it, and should mantain it (of course you should be good at yoru techniques) but you need to move on. You can't just build our foundation forever, you gotta move on and build something on it. Thats what seperates a good art from a crap one IMO. Crap ones just have the world's biggest foundation and nothing of substance built off of it. Good ones take that and do some good drills and sparring to develop your fighting.
Katana, on 540 kicks: "Hang from a ceiling fan with both hands. Flail your feet out and ask people to walk into you as you hit their face."
Posted On:12/28/2003 1:06am
Style: Tang Soo Do, Sub. Wrest.
I'd like to preface this by saying... Please excuse spelling as I'm not entirely sure how to spell some of these kata names.
I've always liked most of the Pinan katas. My favorite is probably Pinan Yidan or Ohdan.
I also have a great love of Bassai (I realize there are many but I like most of the versions of it).
Also, one of my favorites to do is Cun San Gum (Shotokan practicioners have a similar kata called Kankudai?)
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