Returning to Embusen in Kata is important.
What are the important parts of Shotokan Kata?
When we perform Kata, is it important that we finish in the exact spot where we started? I believe the answer is “Yes". Nakayama sensei said so in Best Karate # 01 Comprehensive Page 94 He listed important points for Kata in that famous book:
#01) Correct Number of Movements and the "must" be performed in the Correct Order.
#02) You must start and finish at the same spot and follow the correct line(Embusen).
#03) Learn Kata and Optional Kata
#04)Correct use of Power
Correct Speed (fast of slow)
Expansion and Contraction
#05 All Kata Begin and Finish with a Bow.
Why is it so important to finish in the correct spot?
Karate in Chandler Arizona
If you are looking for a great traditional Karate Program, please contact me directly or check out the BOYS and GIRLS CLUB in CHANDLER. We have 3 instructors with over 25 years experience in Shotokan Karate and members of the ISKF.
Our Club is ISKF CHANDLER.