Kata-Karate.de is all about karate katas, their analysis, applications, training and background.
Over time quite a heap of information, references, bookmarks, literature, DVDs and notes about karate have piled up on my desk. Little by little I will put them up on Kata-Karate.de, so that I can access them from anywhere I like. And who knows, it might even be useful to others out there in pursuit of their own Way of Karate.
You will find that most of the stuff on this website is in German, which should be no surprise, since that's my native language. But I've already translated some of it and will continue to do so if people are interested. Nevertheless, most of the kata videos and a lot of what's in my list of references is in English anyway. So just lean back and take a look around.
The Four Stages of Kata Practise
In his article "The Four Stages of Kata Practise" Iain Abernethy explains a practical approach to kata practise, and how it helps to unlock the full potential of karate katas as self-defence systems.
Now the article available in German:
Restructured the kata pages
Removed all embedded videos and replaced them by a link to the respective YouTube playlists.
New Heian Nidan/Pinan Shodan bunkai video
On the Kata-Karate YouTube channel I've published a new video with possible applications for the kata Heian Nidan/Pinan Shodan.