East Coast Wado Karate Club
Martial Arts Club serving Sackville, Bedford and Hammonds Plains, NS
Principles of Kata
Kata no Rokugensoku
6 principles of Kata
Chikara no Kyojaku (Application of Power)
Waza no Kankyu (Rhythm of Speed)
Kisoku no Donto (Rhythm of Breathing)
Kata must be alive and done with feeling and purpose.
Kata must be performed with Spirit (within).
Kata should be done with changes in application of power.
Technique can be strong or yielding, hard then soft.
Kata should be done with variations in the timing of movement, sometimes fast, sometimes slow.
Kata must be done with a proper rhythm of breathing, when to inhale and exhale.
Proper balance must be maintained in the performance of kata.
Principles of Kumite
Kumite no Gogensoku
Kokoro wa Shizuka
Waza Wa Hageshiku
5 principles of Kumite
Attack your opponent with a strong spirit; do not think about defense, only attack.
Always maintain a calm mind and spirit.
Your movement and technique must be polished and smooth.
When you look at your opponent, see all of him. Do not fix your gaze on only one spot.
Your technique must be sharp.