I was hesitant to discuss kata because they are performed using, in my case, a bladed weapon, not a bokken or a shinai.
I practice kata using an iaito. My local gym lets me use their aerobics room, hard wood floors, mirrors all around.
As I said, there are dozens of kata. Because of the physical danger that could be involved, all my kata are practiced using bunkai. The attacker is imaginary, but very real to me.
A bunkai will determine if I am sitting or standing, what direction the attack will come from, how many attackers there are, where they are and their moves relative to my position.
They started it and, according to the script, I finish it.
Edited by iaibear (03/09/13 04:34 PM)