It is very interesting to notice the several similarities and duplicates within Shotokan kata. Whether found in a relatively easier kata and/or in a more advanced kata, upon close examination, similarities are to be found. When looked at from this perspective, the natu...
“I just got back from a major tournament. I won 1st place in Kata.
However, I only got 2nd place in Kumite. Therefore, I know that I have
to train much more and devote much more time to develop my Kumite, so
I that can win 1st place in Kumite...
Have you ever said that? Have you ever felt that way? Even a little
bit? Most probably, everyone who trains in Karate and/or has trained
in Karate has probably felt that way or said that at some time or
another. Let us look at some of the reasons why.
Karate and boxing may indeed seem to have a lot in common, and in this day and age, it is inevitable that the layman will be making comparisons between the two. Upon closer examination, it can be seen that there are several differences between them and these difference...