THE WAY OF KATA
A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDS TO DECIPHERING MARTIAL APPLICATIONS
BY LAWRENCE A. KANE AND KRIS WILDER
The Principles for Understanding Kata are Largely Unknown – Until Now
The ancient masters developed kata, or "formal exercises," as fault-tolerant methods to preserve their unique, combat-proven fighting systems. Unfortunately, they deployed a two-track system of instruction where an 'outer circle' of students unknowingly received modified forms with critical details or important principles omitted. Only the select 'inner circle' that had gained a master's trust and respect would be taught okuden waza, the powerful hidden applications of kata.
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