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#198334 - 10/31/05 07:58 AM Re: Kata Competition - A Waste of TIme??? [Re: Victor Smith]
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#198335 - 11/14/05 11:02 AM Re: Kata Competition - A Waste of TIme??? [Re: JoelM]
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Kata shiai is oly benificial if it is 1 style only, in multistyle event there is a tendency to judge all as if they were either Shotokan or Goju, as a result you will see others adapting their kata
Wado people standing in wider stances and loud exhaling on excecution of the technique and using less kime then they should as a wado karateka ( less kime is less focus, so using power for a longer period of the excecution)

And I'm talking WKF ITKF Kata shiai, not those competitions in the US (yuk) those are messing up the karate for shure with their backflips salto's and othe XMA [censored]
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#198336 - 11/14/05 12:16 PM Re: Kata Competition - A Waste of TIme??? [Re: Toudiyama]
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I personally would rather take a hammer to my crotch then go to an open tournament. Open VS Traditional, AAU tournaments in America with Karate are VERY Traditional... I have been to a few and they are judged well with a broad understanding of the multiforms that will be there. The Kumite is realistic, only the white padded hand mat's and a helmet if you're under 18 (or above if you want it)

You can attack the back, the kidney's, take downs, the entire gambit.

Open tournament = Yeah... lame. Gimme a break.

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