WKF KUMITE Rules ARTICLE 1: KUMITE COMPETITION AREA  1. The competition area must be flat and devoid of hazard.  2. The competition area will be a matted square, of a WKF approved type, with sides of eight metres (measured from the outside) with an additional two metres on all sides as a safety area. There will be a clear […]

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WKF KATA Rules ARTICLE 1: KATA COMPETITION AREA 1. The competition area must be flat and devoid of hazard. 2. The competition area must be of sufficient size to permit the uninterrupted performance of Kata. EXPLANATION: I. For the proper performance of Kata a stable smooth surface is required. Usually the matted Kumite areas will be

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How to Practice a Kata

How to Practice a Kata Most traditional Eastern martial arts have kata, hyeong, or training forms, that are practiced to develop technique, or to simply pass on a tradition. When certain people practice them, they look sharp and have a certain presence; when other people do them, they look like some kind of silly aerobic

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KATA The World Karate Federation recognizes the following styles of karate in its kata list Shotokan Shitō-ryū Gōjū-ryū Wadō-ryū Shitoryu Kata list Basic Katas Junino Kata (十二の形) (糸東流) or Daichi Dosa or Tai Kyoku Ten no Kata (点の形) (糸東流) Chi no kata (地の形) (糸東流) Daini Dosa Daisan Dosa Daiyon Dosa Heian Shodan (pinan sho-dan) Peacful Mind, Tranquility 1 Heien Nidan (pinan

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THE PHYSICS OF KARATE The Physics When the ancient martial arts masters were developing their sophisticated fighting techniques, they experimented with fundamental principles of physics. In any fight between two people, both fighters bring a certain amount of energy to the situation. The total amount of potential energy depends on the fighters’ size, muscle strength


Basics of KARATE

Basics of KARATE “How to Understand Basic Karate” There are many styles of Karate; e.g. traditional and modern (Sport Karate), but many of the basic techniques are the same. Training in Karate generally involves four aspects: Kihon (Basic techniques) Kata (Form or pattern) Bunkai (Study of techniques encoded in kata or “kata application”) Kumite (Sparring

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