an exercise consisting of several of the specific movements of a martial art, especially a pattern prescribed for defending oneself against several attackers, used in judo and karate training.
Other definitions for kata- (2 of 2)
- Also especially before a vowel, kat- .
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How to use kata in a sentence
For the kata, or form, portion of the competition, 20 competitors will demonstrate movements against a virtual enemy.Your Guide to New and Returning Sports at the Tokyo Olympics | Megan McCluskey | July 21, 2021 | Time
Lyra d soi, n d' eg, kai kithara leipetai, kai kata polin chrsima; kai au kat' agrous tois nomeusi syrinx an tis ei.The Modes of Ancient Greek Music | David Binning Monro
Then the preposition kata is added to it, thus making our English word "energy" which means "a working force."The Shepherd Psalm | William Evans
Enarg gar d kai ta peri tn hydern hamartmata t rhathymia taut kata logon kolouthkota.
Poson oun estin, ho alloioi, kai d theasmetha; pleon men kata to stoma, meion d' kata to Pg 252Greek text hpar te kai tas phlebas.
Kai ztsomen kata tonde ton logon, hypo tinn gignetai dynamen auta d tauta kai ei d ti allo physes ergon estin.
British Dictionary definitions for kata (1 of 2)
an exercise consisting of a sequence of the specific movements of a martial art, used in training and designed to show skill in technique
British Dictionary definitions for kata- (2 of 2)
a variant of cata-
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