weeks technique is submitted by
Sensei Ron Marchetti and
Sensei Pat Marchetti-Merritt Island Karate Dojo Under the
Direction of Hanshi Robert Scaglione
each kata in turn
As we progress in our training, sometimes we are eager to
learn the next kata. However, one should be patient before
trying to learn the next kata or to test for a new rank.
Instead, we should perfect the kata we are working on at
the time. Do not worry about learning a new kata, perfect
what you are working on, the Shihan will know when the student
is ready to learn a new kata.
Hanshi has said kata is like learning how to write, one
first needs to learn the letters and perfect the basics
in order to achieve perfection and this is done by repeated
practice. The karate student should concentrate on perfecting
the kata one step and one technique at a time and not to
be in a rush to learn a new kata or technique. Rushing to
the next kata without perfecting your current kata will
only delay your progress.
This is clearly stated in the 50th Anniversary Commemorative
Journal on page 31, where Master Ansei Ueshiro and Hanshi
Robert Scaglione share their beliefs for the foundation
of Shorin-Ryu. Our training is focused on kata, kata
must be truly understood and the deshi must become the kata.
In karate the art is in performing the kata perfectly.
The student should concentrate on advancing to perfect their
current kata, not to be in a rush to advance to the next
kata. You can win the fight by perfecting Fukyugata Ichi.
Sensei Ron Marchetti, Go-dan, and
Sensei Pat Marchetti, San-dan
Merritt Island Karate Dojo