Karate for Self-Defense: An Analysis of Goju-Ryu and Kyokushinkai Kata

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid

Abstract

12 Goju-ryu and 24 Kyokushinkai kata (forms) widely practised today were analysed for blocking and counter-offensive techniques. A statistically significant preference was found for blocking in Goju-ryu kata and a significant preference for counter-offensive techniques in Kyokushinkai kata. The kata from both styles were seen as fostering nonviolence in their practitioners, however.

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles