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Is there any practical purpose of kata?

I'm a karate practitioner and also an amateur calligrapher. I have noticed some parallels in my practice in both areas which might be instructive to you. In calligraphy, we often practice artificial ...
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Is there any practical purpose of kata?

The opinions of me, an ITF TKD guy who's a lot better at forms ("hyung") than sparring. (Kind of disjointed, as I read over the finished product.) First, I've ready that many parts of kata ...
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Is there any practical purpose of kata?

Disclaimer: I'm new. Right now I see the whole set of kata, my discipline has 18+1, as sequences of movements that together contain the components of form, like you build a house. If you do not have ...
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