© André Bertel (2011). Christchurch, New Zealand.
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Currently I am reflecting on my tokui-gata (specialised kata) and are making some evaluative changes.
Some words of advice: In traditional karate "Tokui-gata is often not the kata individuals like, but rather, what is optimal for them in real-world application".
Kata must physically reflect bujutsu (martial arts). It is a facet of practice that compliments kihon, kumite & impact work. Based on this training one must constantly adapt. This is critical if one desires to maximise their karatedo.