Tell me more about katas.
Katas are a set of prearranged techniques designed to defend against
multiple opponents. They are usually created or compiled by the
founder of a style and passed down to his students and to his/her
Each kata is a set of self-defense techniques combined in a particular
pattern. Since we may never know exactly what the creator of a kata
intended, there is some subjectivity in its interpretation with
the possibility of several practical applications for each technique.
The meaning or interpretation behind each technique is called 'bunkai'.
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