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KATA are routines of fighting. These cannot be simple physical exercises. It is a way to attain discipline in this Martial Art, and to cultivate the Art of it. Without the practice of Kata, there is no progress in true Karate-do. There are 26 Katas in JKA Shotokan Karate.

Here you can watch the beginners and advanced level Katas that would lead you to achieve the first degree of Black Belt. They are performed by JKA Instructors at the Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.