Kata No RokugensokuKata no Rokugensoku: 6 Principles of Kata

 

Ikitakata: Kata must be alive and done with feeling and purpose

Inen: Kata must be performed with Spirit

Chikara no Kyojaku: Kata should be done with changes in application of power. Technique can be strong or yielding, hard then soft.

Waza no Kankyu: Kata should be done with variations in the timing of movement, sometimes fast, sometimes slow.

Kisoku no Donto: Kata must be done with a proper rhythm of breathing, when to inhale and exhale.

Balance: Proper balance must be maintained in the performance of kata.

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