Kata is just Macho Ballet. Or not.

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Kata is just Macho Ballet. Or not.

Postby HanshiClayton » Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:08 am

A Texan friend of mine< Chuck Harvey, recently criticized kata performances by stating that they were "just a macho form of ballet!"

Another friend, Sensei David LaVerne, who participates in both karate and ballet, took exception to that statement.

"Kata is NOT ballet. Kata performers are just waving their hands and feet in the air. Ballet dancers know WHY they are waving their hands and feet in the air!"

I have to say that I agree with him. He also said that ballet is a whole lot harder than karate.
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