Creation Forms

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  1. Kyoshi

    Kyoshi Yellow Belt

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    Do you do creations forms for your gradings?

    If not, why? Whats the argument against it?
    If yes, what did you do? Any specific themes etc.?

    I did a creation form for my orange belt grading 5-count, and im also going to do for my purple - as an "unofficial"-requirement from my teacher. I think its fun to do, because you get your head messed up, on how to incoorporate the different principles of motion within.
     
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    When I was active in EPAK, creating forms was a requirement, but only at black-belt level.
     
  3. MJS

    MJS Administrator Staff Member

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    I did one for black belt, in addition to a thesis that I had to write, on something martial arts related. I dont remember the kata, but I do know that I did put alot of thought into it. Its easy to just sling a bunch of moves together, and call it a kata, but IMHO, the moves should have a purpose. Of course, the moves should flow from one to the next.

    The paper was a thesis on the history of Kenpo, and some of the various Kenpo/Kempo arts out there. That paper had to be a certain number of pages.
     
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    I can't see why not.
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