I am a fighter. I don’t do kata.

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Re: I am a fighter. I don’t do kata.

Post by oneya »

Kihon, Kata, Kumite = San mi Ittai = Ten Chi Jin.

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Re: I am a fighter. I don’t do kata.

Post by wadoka »

AshleyBarai wrote:
I had to read this several times to understand it.

I guess that is kind of the point of what you are saying.
Wasn't meant to be cryptic. Oneya reduces it very succinctly.
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oneya wrote:Kihon, Kata, Kumite = San mi Ittai = Ten Chi Jin.

oneya
Ah yes. Wado maths.
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Post by oneya »

Well almost Steve,

Wado math equation is more:

Kihon, Kata, Kumite = San mi Ittai = Ten Chi Jin = 1.

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Post by AshleyBarai »

oneya wrote:Well almost Steve,

Wado math equation is more:

Kihon, Kata, Kumite = San mi Ittai = Ten Chi Jin = 1.
Superb. Reminds me of...

There are 10 kinds of people in this world.
Those that understand binary and those who don't.

I am sure there is a wado version?
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Re: I am a fighter. I don’t do kata.

Post by Gusei21 »

AshleyBarai wrote:
oneya wrote:Well almost Steve,

Wado math equation is more:

Kihon, Kata, Kumite = San mi Ittai = Ten Chi Jin = 1.
Superb. Reminds me of...

There are 10 kinds of people in this world.
Those that understand binary and those who don't.

I am sure there is a wado version?
Steve, that is a programmer joke that I bet 90 percent of the people did not understand....lol
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Re: I am a fighter. I don’t do kata.

Post by AshleyBarai »

How about?

There are two types of wado people.
Those that do wa, and the other three.
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Post by oneya »

Hey, my slate is full on this side is it OK to turn over.?

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Re: I am a fighter. I don’t do kata.

Post by kato »

I think kata training is very useful for fighters. It is an excellent tool for developing coordination, and kata is the best way to learn how to generate power and make powerful attacks and blocks in all directions. Wado kata helps us to develop speed.

All top fighters need to:
1. Have good techniques (fast and powerful punches, kicks, takedowns and blocks)
2. Be aibel to control distance and angle of attack (including timing, short reaction time and good body movements)
3. Have winning strategies and tactics

In competitions (kickboxing, shiai kumite, etc.) controlling distance, angle of attack and timing is most important. A lot of sparring is neccessary.
Developing fighting strategies and tactics is like playing chess. But without good techniques it is very difficult to put good strategies into practice. Example: In local competitions when I was fighting kyokushinkai fighters I used the "wado speed" to hit them first, when I was fighting shotokan fighters I used "wado body movements" to side step or make surprising attacks, etc.

Two weeks ago one of my students, Åsmund Slettevold, was a medalist in kumite in the WKF (all style) european championship for juniors in Turkey. He is the best fighter in our country and has won several international all style competitions. He is also twice european champion in wado kata (WIKF) in his age group. I am sure that his kata training has helped his kumite. The top ranked fighter in USA, Tom Scott, has also won the US championship in kata (wado section). If I remember correctly, the former world champion Junior Lefevre won the european all style championship (WKF/EKF) in both kumite and kata when he was a teenager.

Some very talented athletes manage well without kata. For the rest of us, kata and kihon are the tools that give us coordination, balance, speed, power and technical abilities.
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Re: I am a fighter. I don’t do kata.

Post by andyb28 »

Do you see Wado in a Wado trained fighter in competition?

To me it looks like generic sport karate, no matter the background of the fighter.
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