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Old 08-26-2004, 08:15 AM   #5
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Re: The GREAT kata debate

IMHO, what's the debate?

Some people can make Kata generalize and transfer and others can't. Its not a matter of does Kata work, because its a great way to train and preserve information. It probably would not have survived as a training tool if it did not have some effectiveness.

Even the best reality people I know have a history of Kata. Some of the worst and sloppiest I know, don't.

There is a time to practice form/Kata, a time to vary from it, and a time to let them go.

I enjoy Kata and think it has helped me greatly. But, I tend to see the practical application in almost anything.

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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