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The Purpose of Kata: When, Why, and for Whom Kata Forms Have Occurred in Okinawa

Published Online: 19 Dec 2017
Page range: 55 - 63
Received: 26 Jun 2017
Accepted: 15 Jul 2017
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The primary aim of this research is to prove that the Kata forms were created for the self-defense of a weaker person against a stronger one. The materials and methods used for this research include a study of literature, old Chinese drawings, practical experience with Monku Jutsu, acupressure point fighting, history, Kata forms, anatomy, and body kinetics, as well as Chinese and modern philosophy.

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