The purpose of “kata” training

Many people are aware of kata only as a collection of techniques in a prearranged order, in a solo format or with a partner. Some Tomiki practitioners believe that a kata is a set of techniques practiced with a partner for teaching the basic principles of various aspects of Tomiki aikido. The question can be […]

Koryu no Kata

The purpose of Koryu no kata First I have to mention, koryu no kata are practice kata rather than actual fighting kata. There are 6 koryu no kata with each a different purpose. The origin of some koryu no kata can be found in Daito Ryu Aiki Jujutsu or other Japanese martial arts like Kito […]

Katachi or Kata

Waza – Katachi – Kata (The Japanese way) Adapted from an article by Kumiko Ikuta (1990) AI & Soc 4: 127-146 Waza is a skill within the Japanese traditional performance arts or martial arts such as Noh, Kabuki, Aikido, Judo and others. Waza will be shown by a sensei and a learner can master it […]