Purple Belt Kata

As I type this I’m a white belt with two stripes. After earning one additional stripe I’ll be able to test for a green belt. After green is purple, then brown and black.

What you see here are two people doing the same Kata at the Shiai.

The block that they’re performing is complicated as it requires both sides of the brain like a drummer needs to do.

I thought I would share these photos because it shows how beautiful karate is, and how when you are trained properly, multiple people will perform something the same way.

This is my brother-in-law-, Dave, doing his Kata at the Shiai.  He is in what’s referred to as a “cat stance” and doing this tricky block.


This is Dave’s best friend, Charlie, also performing the same move in his Kata.


They both did amazing in the Shiai!

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