kata

noun
ka·​ta | \ˈkä-(ˌ)tä \
plural kata or katas

Definition of kata 

: a set combination of positions and movements (as in karate) performed as an exercise

First Known Use of kata

1945, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kata

Japanese, literally, model, pattern

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