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#313703 - 02/13/07 08:18 PM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: mahoney]
MidnightTrain Offline

Registered: 02/13/07
Posts: 9
Loc: Arkansas
Favorite to show to a group: Chinto
Favorite to perform for myself: Naihanchi
Okinawa Shorin-ryu Matsumura-Seito Karate and Kobodu Federation member Go Dan

#313704 - 02/13/07 10:40 PM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: MidnightTrain]
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Registered: 04/08/04
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Is this an annual thread?

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#313705 - 02/14/07 08:11 AM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: Taison]
Barad Offline

Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 427
Nijushiho (knee raise not side kick)
Bassai Dai

#313706 - 02/14/07 08:46 AM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: Taison]
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Registered: 02/18/04
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The way of the warrior does not include other ways... Miyamoto Musashi Schanne

#313707 - 02/14/07 11:39 AM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: Taison]
Salek Offline

Registered: 06/09/04
Posts: 475
Loc: Minnesota
Oh goodness... I love them all so much. Hangetsu is good... ummm Bassai Dai and Sho are good. Kanku Sho is FUN. But I must say that I feel "whole" and "complete" when I do "Sochin" in a dark room by myself.
He who does not punish evil commands it to be done.

#313708 - 02/16/07 12:43 AM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: Salek]
Peter32 Offline

Registered: 02/16/07
Posts: 10
My favorite Kata would be the Uechi Sanchin.

I like it because it develops a lot of punching power (even though the technique delivered is a spear-hand) and because it develops iron body conditioning.

#313709 - 02/16/07 10:22 AM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: Taison]
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Registered: 02/16/07
Posts: 57
Loc: MO. USA
teki and neaha

#313710 - 02/16/07 10:30 AM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: l947]
horizon Offline

Registered: 07/24/05
Posts: 143
Loc: London
I really like Gekisai Dai, as we do it in Seido. The way everything is combined, strong techniques followed by the explosiveness at some parts.

Also I really like Seido katas (as the name suggests, unique to Seido karate). It focusses a lot on hip movement, throwing powerfull cross punches, and also moving backwards.
Ichi Nichi Issho - one day, one lifetime

#313711 - 02/16/07 02:25 PM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: horizon]
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Registered: 07/31/04
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Can I change my mind? Depending on any given day, or place in my training, I prefer one kata over another for various reasons. I like it either because I can do it comfortably, or because I can't...and it challenges me. Some kata from other systems I find fascinating to watch...but don't want to learn. Some I'm tired of watching just because it may be all over favorite is Choun no kon. I'm stuck in the office, and have missed two weeks of kobudo practice...and am longing to feel the bo.

#313712 - 02/16/07 02:32 PM Re: Your Favorite Kata [Re: Taison]
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Registered: 10/11/05
Posts: 28
Loc: Illinois USA
I like many of the Kata's but the one I like to do the most is Heian Shodan. It is very basic but it just feels so powerful and stable. Maybe it's because finally feel that I can do it well after all this time.

The one that I really want to do is Jion but I still have a little way to go before I am ready.

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