INFO: Combat Learning Podcast is about applying scientific research and practical experience to better teach and learn martial arts. It's a deep dive into the most cutting-edge methodologies underlying effective training today, discovered through the lens of some of the best thinkers inside and outside of the martial arts community.
My guest today is Iain Abernethy, a well-known expert on practical karate training and kata application, and an advocate of traditional martial arts practice.
In this episode, Iain presents his own view of kata as a process of 4 inextricable stages:
1. Solo Practice
2. Functional Application
3. Principle-based Partner Practice
4. Live Partner Practice or "Kata-based" Sparring