Study the old - understand the new

Dinah Kretschmer
A standard Karate training consists nowadays of three parts: kihon (basics), kata (forms) and kumite (rule bound fighting) (Sori Doval & Uozumi, 2010). While kihon and (sports-) kumite are rather new developments in Karate, kata have a long(er) history. In this workshop a possible evolution of kata as it is practiced today is shown and evaluated. Method: The participants are split into two groups, a main study group and a supporting group. Those groups are then broken up into smaller groups to
more » ... smaller groups to foster cooperative learning (Gillies, 2016). There are three phases within which the assignments of the groups have a specified goal. The phases are linked to certain points in history (around the turn of the 20th century). The participants are able to integrate their knowledge from different disciplines and analyse the learning process through problem solving (Savery, 2006). Result: The workshop is a helpful tool for the participants to gain an understanding of how the circumstances around the turn of the 20th century changed the teaching methods in Karate.
doi:10.15495/ojs_25678221_31_137 fatcat:2ownyxpgijc2fcaf5hyd6m5jei