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Old 08-30-2004, 12:11 AM   #22
Rupert Atkinson
 
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Re: The GREAT kata debate

Kata is a useful way "to train and presever information" but first, you need useful known information to train. Otherwise, kata would be no more useful than reciting a poem in a foreign language that you did not understand. You could spend years trying to get the pronunciation right and never really know ...

It seems it took the original writer 14 years to figure that out. To be honest, I spent rather a long time myself barking up the wrong tree - but in my defence - I was guided there by most of my teachers ...

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