It reveals your heart,
there are no hidden secrets,
I wrote this haiku as I was thinking about training one night. Many karateka these days, think of kata as an outdated and useless part of karate. However, I see it as an invaluable component of karate training. Besides it being a great form of exercise when there is no equipment or people to train with (like in Iraq), kata can provide revelations and lessons concerning technique and body movement. With constant and mindful effort there really are no secrets in martial arts!