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Kata and Bunkai: A Study in Theme and Variations in Karates Solo Practice Routines

By Giles Hopkins, M.A.




Kata and Bunkai: A Study in Theme and Variations in Karates Solo Practice Routines

Classical Goju-ryu katas are composed of sequences of defensive and offensive techniques, many of which show remarkable similarity. It is this similarity that allows us to employ it effectively as a system of self-defense. The katas—like a musical composition—present themes and variations.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 18 No. 4 (2009): 18 pages.


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