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Kata as a Training Method (podcast)

In this podcast I discuss kata as a training method with Daniel Marino of the Motion Martial Arts Podcast! The podcast was recorded at my recent residential course and covers the kata training process, some of my favourite quotes from the past masters, and the relationship between kata and live practise.

Some topics covered include:

The Kata Training Process

How Kata Should Inform Live Practise

The Type of Grappling in Kata

Consensual vs. Non-Consensual Violence

The Role and Value of Solo Kata

Key Quotes from Itosu, Funakoshi, Mabuni, Motobu, etc

And More Besides!

It was a fun discussion which I am sure you will enjoy!

Master Ken – Yes! THE Master Ken! – also makes a brief cameo at the end of the podcast too! Thanks for the support of the podcast! I’ll be back with more soon!

All the best,


Kata as a Training Method
Iain Abernethy and Daniel Marino