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Six Principles of Kata

BalanceKi Soko No DontoWaza No KankyuChikara No Kyo JakuInenIkita KataKata No Roku Gen Soku

 

 

Ikita Kata:    Kata must be "alive", done with feeling and purpose.

Inen:    Kata must be done with "Spirit".

Chikara No Kyo Jaku:    Changes in application of power, techniques can be strong or yielding, hard then soft.

Waza No Kankyu:    Variations in the timing of movement, sometimes fast, sometimes slow.

Ki Soko No Donto:    Proper rhythm of breathing, when to breath in and when to breath out.

Balance:    Maintainin proper balance.