On Kata – Kenwa Mabuni, 1934

“Simply knowing a kata does not make one strong. Knowing fewer kata is better: It is necessary to understand kata deeply and make them your own. In the past, there were few karate-justu experts who knew many kata. If you specialise and study a small number of kata, then you will be a serious student of karate. My senior, Miyagi Chojun [founder of Goju-Ryu] only practised Sanchin kata for many years, and there is almost no one in Okinawa who does not know his name. If an individual studies a single kata correctly and deeply, it is more profitable than studying ten.” –

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