This a very interesting article about the practice and understanding of Kata.
[..] “Kata is like a tea bag. If you try to taste it by itself, the flavor is strong, overwhelming, and hard to swallow. You probably won’t want to try it more than once. Yet, unpacking kata is like putting that tea bag in a cup of hot water. Give it a little time, and the effect of the flavor is more enjoyable!” […]
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WHAT DOES KATA MEAN TO YOU?
By Mike Sullenger, 9th Dan
AKS Chief Instructor