Hello fellow karate enthusiasts. I thought some of you may be interested in this.
I teach Martial Arts 11, an accredited course at Charles P Allen High School in Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada.
The practical exam requires students to create a number of two-person drills to deal with Habitual Acts of Physical Violence. Students then create the solo representation of these drills as kata.
The Martial Arts 11 exam is as much an exercise in critical thinking as it is a demonstration of physical skills. On the day this video was filmed these students were 15 and 16 years old with 4.5 months of training.
I have written about my experience teaching this course. My article, "The Inclusion of Karate in the Public School System" can be found here