ART OF KATA
Designed with the over-50s in mind, this unique art form uses slow,
focussed techniques and special breathing methods in order to enhance
health and fitness, as well as providing an immensely enjoyable pastime.
It is based around the Kata (‘forms’) of Karate, which are fixed routines
of movements symbolising combative applications. Many of them
originated in the Chu’an Fa styles of gung fu in China, before being
adapted first by the Okinawans and later by the Japanese.
There are many different Kata that students will be led through, ranging
in complexity from just eight movements for the basic form, to one
hundred and eight for an advanced pattern.
Classes are designed to be non-impactive and suitable for all levels of
Otley Health and Martial Arts Centre
13 Orchard Gate
Christ Church Community Centre