O'Reilly logo

Fight Choreography: The Art of Non-Verbal Dialogue by John Kreng

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

What Is a Form?

A form is a set of prearranged moves that is distinct within a particular style of martial arts. In Chinese, forms are called kuen. In Japanese, they are called kata. In Korean, forms are called plague. In the West, the closest thing to forms is shadow boxing in the sport of boxing. There are forms for different skill levels, from beginner to advanced.

The use of forms is unique within each style and showcases that particular style’s unique techniques of timing and application. However, there are common principles that apply to all forms no matter what the style. One of the beliefs behind practicing forms is that if you can’t do the move with full commitment, speed, and power by yourself, then chances are, you probably can’t execute ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required