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Analysis Study Research Paper | History | India | Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023
Exploring the Essence of Karate: A Study on Kata Heian Godan
Dr Amit Chamoli
Abstract: Where there are different branches of martial arts all over the world, karate art is moving ahead by becoming a separate identity among all these martial arts. Karate not only teaches fighting but it is also a means of changing the way of life. Teaches. There are two types of art in karate, first kata and second kumite. Kumite reflects the style of karate in which only fighting and defending oneself is required. So the same kata reflects the soul of karate which is the basic tool, without it karate is completely lacking. Gojo Ryo, Shotokan, Shito-Ryo and Wado-Ryo are prevalent in the branches of karate in the world, the method of doing all the cuts is also different, another where the importance of deep stance is seen in shotokan karate art, then the same shito ryo art short stance is performed. In some katas, such as the gojo rio art katas, hardness has been displayed more during the performance. However, Two Branches of karate art have firmly established their roots in countries like India and Japan, among them shotokan and shito-ryo are prominent. With all of these, a lot of changes are being seen during the performance of kata. Due to which the performance of karate-ka in international and world competitions is being seen and tested with nuances. The purpose of the related research paper is to understand the kata style of shotokan karate art and to provide information about those katas which are used along with kumite. Can act as a defense. In India, karate art is working as a business organization, while Japan has adopted it wholeheartedly, various connoisseurs of this art in India have either abandoned this art, or due to increasing commercialization in karate, they themselves professon has been changed. It is a disaster that there were Indians considered to be the father of another martial art, by whom it was promoted all over Asia, and on one side there is a mafia spread in karate, which is promoting this art from a commercial point of view. Let's see l wkf is also not untouched by this, world karate federation is also karate federation as well as federation of karate business which earns money from karate association of different countries whether it is belt upgradation or annual certification fees of karate association.
Keywords: Karate, Shotokan Karate, World Shotokan Association, Japan Karate Association
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023,
Pages: 345 - 347