Thread: We still hate katas/patterns
6/20/2007 11:30am, #111Originally Posted by Asia the Invincible
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6/20/2007 11:48am, #112Originally Posted by CodosDePiedra
And wins most of the time.
Of course, he's a fitness NUT...always running, dieting,
and lifting weights.
Then you got 21 year olds who can't spar and do
kata without passing out. The one I'm thinking of
is in Oklahoma....SEANBABY:
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6/20/2007 11:50am, #113Originally Posted by ChiBlast
That's a gross over generalization
I could easily say that your average XMA guy who can do somersaults, back flips, one hand hand stands is in better shape and more athletic than your average BJJ/MMA/MT guy and that as forms and patterns are the base foundation for what they do then it proves that forms and patterns are better.
It doesn't because it's a logical fallacy much like your statement.
The fact that crappy TMA teachers use forms and patterns to hide or disguise the fact that they're crap doesn't mean that forms and patterns in them selves are crap.
There's a huge difference between a two man Okinawan based Kata where the pair of fellows are smashing shins and forearms together and some craptacular US strip mall Kata being performed by an overweight soccer mom.
The big problem with the Kata bathers on here is they lump it all together and completely ignore everything else that anyone says is contrary.
Chi blasts blog entry while being entirely correct was completely irrelevant to what people where saying (until Kempostudent showed up) in that no one was hyping Kata over alive training.
At best everyone mostly says Kata isn't shadowboxing or conditioning or meditation but it's own mix -like a soup, that contains elements of everything else and is a decent solo drill to spend 10-20 minutes opn before other stuff like bag work, shadow boxing or lifting weights.
The thing that people get hung up on is that although Kata contains many elements of other exercises it is not a substitute for other exercises.
Much in the same way soup may contain vegetable;es and meat soup is not a steak or salad.
I fucking despise analogies but there you go
KATA IS SOUP!!!!!!!!!
(I hate you all for making me say this)
6/20/2007 12:22pm, #114Originally Posted by Soju - Joe
6/20/2007 12:37pm, #115Originally Posted by oldman34
Patterns/kata/forms when done at full speed are a good carido workout. Not much different than shadowboxing.
So my question to you is: do you really believe it is worth it - to get these secondary benefits (which you can also get through better training methods that are actually conditioning drills) - while practicing those useless techniques, effectively training your body in bullshido?
If forms were just a training method that helped condition, then even if there were better methods, it'd still be ok - not like we should get rid of crunches because v-ups may be better. But any benefits you get from forms is at the expense of ingraining techniques that you won't ever use.
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6/20/2007 12:49pm, #116
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There are individuals here who should stop, once and for all, to stop fucking up and putting all kata in the same super-fucking strip-mall dojo basket. This **** has already been discussed ad-nauseum, in particular about Judo/JJ kata.
If someone is going to criticize shitty kata, or those who do nothing but forms or kata, then be specific in naming what you are criticizing. These vague, nutriding "har har, rar rar, kata sux" discussions are pretty fucking retarded, and help absolutely nothing in expressing the points on aliveness and **** they are (supposedly) trying to present.Read this for flexibility and injury prevention, this, this and this for supplementation, this on grip conditioning, and this on staph. New: On strenght standards, relationships and structural balance. Shoulder problems? Read this.
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6/20/2007 12:56pm, #117
On that note, I want to point out that the explosion of anti-kata threads originally started off in the Korean MA subforum in the Styles Forum. Someone was asking about the worth of Korean MA forms. I posted my opinions, Omega thought I had no experience in KMA, he culled my posts to YMAS, which only just opened another front here, and finally kickcatcher got huffy and started yet a third front.
So in actuality we were discussing KMA forms...
6/20/2007 1:37pm, #118
Check out Kesting Yoga for grappling
In of it's self Yoga is not applicaple to grapplnig - in that doing yoga with out actual grappling instruction won't make you a grappler.
However the positionis and moves in Yoga - while not being directly related to grappling help condition flexability and strength which is part of grappling.
6/20/2007 2:35pm, #119
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In defense of judo kata
I think that most of the anti-kata arguements here are directed at the striking arts kata, which I hate as much as any of you guys. However, I think that _when_taught_correctly_ the randori no kata, which consist of nage no kata and katame no kata are actually useful in training. While they are usually taught as a set of dance moves to memorize for the black belt test, this is not how they are intended and not how they are taught at our school. First of all, when done right, the "uke" in both of these kata is really fighting back. So for instance if uke is trying to hit tori in the head and tori doesn't do his move correctly, he really gets hit in the head, and this does happen in class and in kata competition from time to time. And in katame no kata, uke is really trying to escape hard, and if the hold down is not totally solid, he *will* get out. Also, nage no kata practice helps judoka train in wierd and potentially painful ukemi that we don't necesarilly get all that often in randori, but wich do happen from time to time, which makes ukemi less intimidating, allowing us to play less defensively in randori and contest becuaes the fear of falling is diminished. Also, when we train in kata, the class is constantly going back and forth between some detail in the kata of how a technique should be done and then actually trying it on eachother with resistance. Perhaps there are other ways to get this benefit, but I have found that my footwork has gotten noticably better(I get swept less often in randori), and my ukemis have become much more second nature(which makes it easier to be less defensive) since I started doing a once a week kata class a year ago. And when we study katame no kata, we'll often just spend a long time focusing on the minute details of getting good chokes, which our instructor uses as an excuse to teach all sorts of sneaky variations on the collar chokes, which I've found to be devastatingly effective in both judo and BJJ randori. Again, I'm sure there are other ways to learn this, but for me, I've seen a drastic increase in how many collar choke submissions I get since I started the kata class. I also do not claim that kata are usually taught in this way in judo, just that they are in our dojo. If anyone lives in the Front Range area in colorado, you should drop in to Boulder Judo Training Center at 8:30 on a saturday morning and you'll see what I mean.
6/20/2007 2:43pm, #120Originally Posted by EternalRage
We just have a bunch of noobs that are huffy. This is about the sixth or seventh in the last month.