Yes, ‘Kata’ is used extensively in SMR. ‘Kata’ translates as ‘form’ or ‘pre-arranged movement’. Kata is a training method used by countless Japanese martial art schools over hundreds of years. The pre-arranged movements within the Kata allow one to learn how to manipulate the weapons (staff & sword), move efficiently with those weapons, and come to understand the nature of timing and movement of an opponent. Along with combative strategies.
I’ve heard that Shinto Muso Ryu (SMR) uses something called ‘Kata’?
by shobu7968 | Jan 9, 2019 | Jodo Background