kata

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ka·ta

 (kä′tä)
n. pl. kata or ka·tas
A system of basic body positioning and movement exercises, as in karate or judo.

[Japanese, style, traditional form.]

kata

(ˈkætə)
n
(Judo & Karate) an exercise consisting of a sequence of the specific movements of a martial art, used in training and designed to show skill in technique
[C20: Japanese, literally: shape, pattern]

kata

Two fighters displaying routines of attack and defense in formal competition.