Short Form 1
What is a Kata ? In short, a kata is a choreographed and structured practice routine or protocol designed to teach fundamentals, principals and concepts.
In American Kenpo Karate, there are 11 Katas, which have themes within each, such as defensive, offensive, stances, and stepping patterns. These Kata themes correspond to particular belt levels, and progress in difficulty and complexity. Today’s video features Short Form 1, which is the first form. The theme of Short Form 1 is retreating while blocking.
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