I would just like to run some thoughts past you.
As most you know I'm a multi-style martial arts practitioner. Whilst I personally do Karate I actually teach Jujitsu and Kickboxing. In those arts we don't have kata which I recognise as being to our detriment, especially at this time. Why don't I put kata in the syllabus? Two reasons:
1. We already have a very thorough comprehensive syllabus in which I don't feel I can add something as substantial as kata
2. Which kata? I feel that just having one wouldn't be doing that kata justice. Arguably something like Tekki Shodan could work but relatively-speaking that's quite an intricate kata with a massive amount of bunkai and the study of it would take up too much time (see above)
But the times they are, as we're repeatedly told, "unprecedented." Like many instructors I've begun running classes via Zoom. My thoughts are that this could be a grand opportunity to study a kata that would work in this format. We learn the solo form via Zoom and then look at application when we get back to class. So which kata?
My feeling is that for this type of teaching kata with a lot of turns and certainly 180 degree turns would be very difficult to teach. Frankly everyone would lose track of which way they should be facing. Kata that I'm therefore thinking of that I am familiar with are Tekki Shodan or Matsumora's version of Rohai. These basically just go in one direction, relative to the watcher. I actually did teach Rohai to my Kickboxers before Christmas because they watched me doing it and were interested. My feeling is that the movements are less intrication than Tekki and it "looks" more interesting to perform.
I welcome your thoughts.