Has anyone considered or actually created their own Kata?
I ask because I look at Kata created 50 to 200 years ago and the fighting systems were relevant to the environment of how one was attacked and who and where one was attacked and what with. Did they have their own issues being told you can't create a Kata etc you got to stick to what you've been taught.
What's the difference between Itosu Sensei Creating a Kata and say Abernathy Sensei creating a Kata. Both would have an understanding of Karate, what works what doesn't etc etc. why is that a Master from 50 to 100+ years ago has more credibility that say Me or any of the Guys on Here Like Iain or Tau etc who are extremely experience Martial Artists creating a extremely credible Kata.
These days it predominantly muggers or drunks etc so creating one for today's society is I feel relevant to karate.
But would a Kata created by a modern Karateka be considered as bonefide or would it be dismissed by "haters"
My reasoning behind this is that my Style of Ashihara Karate has Modern Jissen Kata as opposed to Traditional Kata as used by the Origin of his Karate Training which is Kyokushin. I can't comment on Enshin Kata, it looks Similar to Ashihara Kata but has its suttle differences
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Now Even Sosai Oyama was known to "create" a kata
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Now for me several of the Kata tend to be similar so for example the 2 Ashihara Kata have been blended to create a Kihon Dai Kata with a few Techniques added of my own.
I've Done this for Kihon Kata - Reducing it from 3 Kata to 2.
For Kumite Kata - reducing it from 5 Kata to 2
And Jissen Kata from 2 Kata to 1 (although I've used Shoshin Kata 2 & 3 as well as Jissen Kata 1 & 2 to "create" 1 super kata)
Although they are different, Its only the same as making all 3 Naihanchi/Tekki Kata as 1 full Kata or the Pinan/Heian Series as 1 main Kata etc
It works well as its reduces the amount of Kata one needs to learn thus being able to concentrate on Bunkai/Ohyo of the Kata better.
With the Traditional Kata I've left them as they are, but I'm toying with the idea of merging Naihanchi with Niseishi kata, BUT cannot see where or how they could join for a better Bunkai Ohyo