Definition of kata in English:

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kata

Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːtɑː/

noun

[mass noun]
1A system of individual training exercises in karate and other martial arts.
Example sentences
  • 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 [count noun] (plural same or katas) An individual training exercise in karate and other martial arts.
Example sentences
  • 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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