Kata - a comparison between styles

Discussion in 'Karate' started by magpie, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. robertmap

    robertmap Valued Member

    Pigeon Pigeon Pigeon Pigeon <- CAT

    I think that the great problem with looking at different styles of kata is that whilst it may be visually interesting it is pretty meaningless from a practical point of view. Unless you have studied the various styles represented, there is no way of knowing either the intent or the application of the kata.

    I might be doing Naihanchi because in 'my' style it's a simple to learn basic kata that teaches some simple moves OR I might be doing Naihanchi because in 'my' style it's an advanced kata teaching highly sophisticated concepts. (And yes I have met people from both of those camps).

    That is not to say that I don't like this thread and it certainly is good that it has been made sticky.

    Perhaps some of the more senior members of this forum could post their own versions of specific kata along with some explanation of what the kata is teaching in their style?
  2. Cuong Nhu

    Cuong Nhu Valued Member

    Along the general theme of comparing Karate styles, this may be interesting. I hate wikipedia, but this is still rather interesting to me. Related tie in here.

    I didn't feel like adding unneeded threads.
  3. EmptyHandGuy

    EmptyHandGuy Valued Member

    Bassai Dai

    Shotokai :[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUKn0IMr24A"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUKn0IMr24A[/ame]

    Shotokan : [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXPZFarJMh0"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXPZFarJMh0[/ame]

    ****o Ryu : [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-JpsiKSYKU"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-JpsiKSYKU[/ame]
  4. carlouk

    carlouk New Member

    thats a cool video of ****o-ryu unsu(unshu) ive not done that kata yet i guess it is for black belts only
    im traing in ****o-ryu

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