Katas (Forms)

Kata is a Japanese word and Hyung is a Korean word describing detailed patterns of movements practiced either solo or in pairs. Kata are used by most traditional Japanese and Okinawan martial arts, such as Aikido, Iaido, Jodo, Judo, Jujitsu, Kendo and Karate. Other arts such as Tang Soo Do and Tae Kwon Do feature the same kind of training, but use the respective Korean words instead.

Students will learn the art of weaponless fighting employing grappling holds, throws and strikes to subdue or disable an opponent while maximizing use of technique and minimizing use of force.