Koryu, older style, pre-arranged movements of attack and defence which serve to improve and maintain technical purity in kendo.
( COT-uh) are forms. They are made up of many stances and techniques and are basically stylized fights.
"Forms". A collection of strikes, blocks and other movements performed individually and combined into a dynamic movement.
A set of pre-arranged techniques
formal, choreographed movements
Basic movements of a martial art or swordstyle.
A specific series of motions intended to train the body to react in a certain manner in specific combat situations.
a series of exercise or martial art forms
a collection of fighting techniques against common habitual acts of violence
a fixed sequence of techniques simulating combat against two or more
a pattern of movements which contains a series of logical and practical attacking and blocking techniques
a routine of techniques or sequence of prearranged movements
a routine that is a stylized fight with imaginary opponents surrounding the student
a sequence of blocks, kicks and punches from one or more stances, involving movement forward, backward and to the sides
a series of defensive and offensive moves against imaginary attacks from different directions
a series of defensive and offensive techniques that are executed against one or more imaginary opponents
a series of formal combat techniques used in karate
a series of logical blocking, striking, and kicking techniques
a series of movements designed to teach and reinforce a particular aspect of Isshinryu karate
a series of predetermined movements and sequenced techniques and is normally executed with the whole group lined up in a block
Formal exercises comprising a series of grappling or striking movements that imitate fighting situations.
Pre-arranged sets of movements either with or without weapons. In aikido two jo kata are commonly taught. They are called the thirty-one jo kata (sanju ichi no jo) and the thirteen jo kata (ju san no jo).[Back
Prearranged form Sky observation
preset sequences of moves
Meaning "form." In taiko the word is used to denote a manner of movement and pose proper to the style of music played.
old-style form of kendo employing steel blades
Pre-arranged formal exercise Ni Two
Fixed form. Predetermined sequences in set forms. Used in the martial arts as a learning technique.
A formal, prearranged exercise. (Japanese)
form, prescribed pattern of movements
(kah-tah) fixed form; predetermined sequence of movements or techniques.
as spelt formal excercises
Form or Formal Exercise
Japanese -n. Lit. "form". In this context, a martial-arts exercise used to train reflex responses by a repeated sequence of movements.
Stylized sequence of techniques used in martial arts training
practice where prearranged attacks and counter attacks are used. In kendo the wooden sword or bokken/bokuto is used.
(kah-tah) â€œmoldâ€ or â€œformâ€, a choreographed routine of steps, turns, blocks, strikes, and kicks
kendo kata is performed without kendo-gu or armour and practiced with a partner, using either a boku-to or kodachi.
pattern or movement in a form
another martial arts term relating to some sort of training. See The Muda of Muda.
Code Kata is a term coined by Dave Thomas, co-author of the book The Pragmatic Programmer, in a bow to the Japanese concept of kata in the martial arts. A code kata is an exercise in programming which helps hone your skills through practice and repetition. As of January 2006, Dave Thomas has published 21 different katas.