katas

kata

[kah-tuh]
noun
an exercise consisting of several of the specific movements of a martial art, especially a pattern prescribed for defending oneself against several attackers, used in judo and karate training.

Origin:
1950–55; < Japanese: shape, pattern

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kata (ˈkætə)
 
n
an exercise consisting of a sequence of the specific movements of a martial art, used in training and designed to show skill in technique
 
[C20: Japanese, literally: shape, pattern]

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