The Meaning of a Kata

2016 / commercial

Former Karate worldchampion and motivational speaker Jörg Gantert gives insights into the meaning and philosophy of detailed choreographed patterns of movements, also known as “Kata”. Kata originally were teaching and training methods by which successful combat techniques were preserved and passed on. The basic goal of kata is to practice self-defence in a repetitive manner, whereby the learner develops the ability to execute those techniques and movements in a natural, reflex-like manner.

Cast: Jörg Gantert, Robert Maaser, Jaques Douglas
Produced by: Movie-Do
Director: Eskindir Tesfay
DoP: Hosam Sidou Abdulkader
Producer: Katja Wagner, Eskindir Tesfay
Genre: Sports
Runtime: 2 min.