Testing consists of demonstration of techniques before examiners panel, vary by school.
Kata is a sequence of movements and represents various offensive and defensive postures.
Typically this is performance in unison of a technique or a combination of techniques by karateka.
Traditional karate places emphasis on self-development: perseverance, fearlessness, virtue.
Karate can be practiced as an art, self defense or as a combat sport. Traditional karate places emphasis on self-development.