Benefits of Kata in Karate

By Marnie Adams, Contributor @ Kids In Perth 12 Dec 2021

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In Karate, children are taught to learn and practice ‘Kata’. These are choreographed patterns or ‘forms’ comprised of various different karate techniques. These kata originated many hundreds of years ago in Japan and Okinawa, and were designed to simulate combat strategies preferable to the master that created them.

Katas offer a powerful and practical learning tool that not only teaches children proper technique, but also focus and visualisation skills as they transition through the motions in the sequence. Kata builds muscle memory in karate students so they react without hesitation if the need arises.

There are a total of 15 Katas to learn in the GKR Karate curriculum.

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Go-Kan-Ryu or GKR Karate is a traditional Japanese style of karate founded by Robert Sullivan in 1984 after dedicating 20 years of his life training and teaching in Japan, the USA and Australia.

Training at GKR Karate isn’t driven by high pressure or achieving competitive outcomes. Rather, it’s about children focusing on their own personal journey of self-improvement, character growth and confidence building. In karate, ‘winning’ stems from the practise, and striving for incremental improvement with each session.

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GKR Karate aims to instil the following values in all students:

  • Pursue the highest standards of personal character.
  • Cultivate a spirit of effort and perseverance.
  • Exercise courtesy and respect towards others.
  • Refrain from reckless or violent behaviour.
  • Be faithful and sincere in everything you do.

Karate is the ideal sport for kids for building self-confidence, balance, co-ordination, discipline and courtesy, while also, learning self-defence skills.

Children may start training in GKR Karate from 5 years of age.

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Benefits | Karate's positive influence

  • Builds a stronger mind and body
  • Feel more confident and self-assured
  • Enhance your fitness & lose weight
  • Become more self-disciplined
  • Improves your child’s concentration and general behaviour
  • Develop inner calm & reduce stress
  • Persistence to achieve long-term goals such as a Black Belt.
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