This week we went through the pinans with the 10-7 kyu. They tried hard but kata is not easy, there are too many things to think about at the same time. First they have to learn the pattern of the kata which way to turn etc. then from there they add the rest, technique, timing, balance, focus and energy. Its a long learning process, perhaps that’s why people tend to skip over kata or pretend its not that important and only learn them for the grading.
Students have to understand that kata is comprised of fighting techniques and not just movement otherwise there would be no reason to struggle to master them.