Kata in Judo is essentially just practicing a single pre-determined throw or lock. Dangerous techniques, e.g. standing joint locks, punches and kicks which are banned in randori are still taught in kata. Also, Judo kata are very short, only a few movements ending with a throw, choke or joint lock.
There's really no need to imagine a partner since all kata are performed with a real partner (who usually take turns to perform techniques as Uke and Tori).
Edited by Leo_E_49 (03/10/13 06:29 AM)
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