The Way of Kata

A Comprehensive Guide to Deciphering Martial Applications

Ranked #66 in Karate, Ranked #72 in Martial Arts

The Principles for Understanding Kata are Largely Unknown - Until Now

The ancient masters developed kata, or "formal exercises," as fault-tolerant methods to preserve their unique, combat-proven fighting systems. Unfortunately, they deployed a two-track system of instruction where an 'outer circle' of students unknowingly received modified forms with critical details or important principles omitted. Only the select 'inner circle' that had gained a master's trust and respect would be taught okuden waza, the powerful hidden applications of kata.

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