Posted By Matthew

QUESTION 1: Do People Use Kata During Sparring?

Our first question revolves around a very classic problem in traditional arts – do people actually use kata during sparring?

Part of the inefficient, ritualized stereotype that goes along with traditional arts stems directly from this issue. Furthermore, when watching sparring at any tournament or even online you are likely to see a grand total of zero exchanges that look like kata.

Check out my perspective on the matter:


The cut-to video utilized in the video above is from a previous post entitled Exploring the Value of Nai Hanchi. Check out the full post if you are interested in a more specific study of this kata/application/combat type question.

Hope you enjoyed it, and check out question 2 – What Kind of Grappling Is In Karate?