Now and then we feel that the time should be dedicated to Kata. Kumite will on regular basis get the most attention, but the Kata part heave it`s natural place as well. There is no doubt about the huge effort and hard work to reach technical level one have to possess entering the tatemi for a Kata competition. And you can`t change the form, and develop a new style to impress the world, you must stick to the pattern, and deliver the inheritance of Karate!
Photo:Jarle Røine. / Chalita Andersson
We collected a handful of some really good Kata achievements, and most of the ones we see are among Europe’s best! The margins are very small, and small mistakes can make a big difference.
EC 2013 Luzern, Women Kata 2nd round – Christina Petersen, Denmark
EC 2011 Vilnius, Women Kata – Diana Mačiūtė, Lithuania
Danish Open 2016, Alicia Edin and Chalita Andersson Sweden.
EC 2017 Denmark, An Driesens-Polimeno, Belgium.
Kagami Biraki 2015, Emi Shoguchi, Japan WKO Shinkyokushin Youtube channel