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KATA Œ`

Kata or Œ` literally means "form" which describes a mold, appearence or figure of a particular subject.  In Japan, tradtional performing arts such as Play, Dance, Tea Ceremony, Flower Arrangement and the Martial Arts preserved many formal choreographic compositions of a series of body formations.  They are called "kata" and became basic training for those arts.

In the art of Karate, kata has been the main teaching program which differed in composition and characterzied its styles.  Katas can identify the origin and background of diciplines.

There are three different groups of kata in goju-ryu, the fukyu gata or •‹yŒ`Athe kihon gata or Šξ–{Œ`Aand the kashu gata or ŠJŽθŒ`.



FUKYU GATA
KIHON GATA

KAISHU GATA