Definition of kata in English:

kata

Syllabification: ka·ta
Pronunciation: /ˈkätə
 
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noun

  • 1A system of individual training exercises for practitioners of karate and other martial arts.
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    • Meanwhile, they are learning basic karate fundamentals and kata which improves posture and breath control.
    • In addition to matches, this system of sport aikido includes kata competition.
    • The key to understanding karate is kata, and key to understanding kata is bunkai.
  • 1.1 (plural same or katas) An individual training exercise in karate and other matial arts.
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    • We use most of the traditional kata that span all the Japanese karate systems.
    • The number of kata, many of which have several personal variations, is quite large.
    • The Kodokan preserved the techniques of this kata from early jujutsu training methods.

Origin

Japanese.

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