Last night I was considering all the kata I know and how many of them contain the same techniques. It got me to thinking that maybe we only need one karate kata, you know sort of like the Tai Chi long form, that way there wouldn't be so much repetition and karate would have a core identity to draw from. I mean after all didn't the old masters advocate only learning one or two kata? Motobu only practiced Nahanchi, so maybe that's what we need today.
What are your views? I'd like to know.