Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Andre Bertel has come up with strong support for an article by Shaun Banfield on Kata and, generally speaking, on a personal and Karate level, what Andre respects and goes for, it resonates with me strongly.

Frankly, we look in Japan at the Euro sports Kata, with their efficient and fast robot actions, and those funny noises, as some sort of entertainment. But the budo and cultural roots, the grime and grim, the energy flow and the merihari and the sheer killer artistry of Kata is something that...well, come to KWF to experience it.

Sakae Ibusuki 7th dan KWF talks of his opinion about the meaning and nature of Kata from the point of view of one someone directly taught by Gichin Funakoshi and Masatoshi Nakayama. 

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