The difference between a good kata and a bad kata is not only the quality of the techniques (although sloppy stances and weak kicks/punches are never good) it’s often the presence or absence of intensity, attitude and focus.  Watch the video of this young man’s kata. 
Even when he’s in a stationary position, the subtle hand movements, slight elevation of the head, a shift of the eyes – all make his form come alive.  Combined with his speed and
precision of movement and solid stance/footwork, this is a great representation of what kata can look like.   





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