Iran wins Bronze medal in Kata competition.
What is Karate?
The word karate is a combination of two kanji : kara, meaning empty, and te, meaning hand; thus, karate means "empty hand."
What is Kata?
The word kata comes from the Japanese meaning formal exercise. In Japan kata is not just something that is done in the martial arts. Kata is a series of movements and techniques that are practiced in a pattern. Kata is similar to shadow boxing except each move is prearranged and choreographed in a geometrical pattern.
Each kata is designed to teach a central principle or a set of common technique. Each kata is done at a certain speed and tempo. Some kata the speed varies from move to move while others are done at one speed and at one tempo. Through kata we learn proper stance, focus and transition between technique.