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Etymology 1 n. (context martial arts English) A sequence of positions and movements used in the practice of many martial arts. Etymology 2

adv. In a direction analogous to down, but along the additional axis added by the fourth dimension. n. 1 (abbreviation of kata thermometer English) 2 (context in combination English) A drop (in temperature). Etymology 3

n. (alternative form of gata English)

Kata (disambiguation)

Kata is a martial arts term referring to a pattern of defense-and-attack. Kata may also mean:


  • Kata (name)
  • Kata people or Katirs, alternative name for a tribal group of Afghanistan
  • Katariina Souri (born 1968), Finnish author, artist, columnist, and a Playboy Playmate of the Month
  • Kata, Georgian royal princess of 11th century
  • Kata, Georgian royal princess of 12th century


  • Kata, Burma, a town
  • Kata, Estonia, a village
  • Kata, Iran, a village
  • Kata River in Estonia
  • Kata, Tibet, a village


  • Kata, founded 1986, a Finland company mainly focused on radiation safety, and Kata trademark and trade name of Kata-Electronics.
  • Kata (programming), exercises in programming which help hone your skills through practice and repetition
  • Kata (mathematics), a name proposed for a direction in a fourth spatial dimension
  • KATA (AM), a California radio station
  • KATA-CD, a Dallas, TX, television station
  • Kata Station, a train station in Owase, Japan
  • An abbreviation for Katakana character set in the Japanese writing language
  • Kata, a Grenada drum
  • Kata, a Swahili word meaning "to cut"
  • Kata, a West-African local name for Ovine rinderpest
  • Kata (company), an Israeli company manufacturing photo equipment protection cases and military items

KATA may refer to:

  • KATA (AM), a radio station (1340 AM) licensed to serve Arcata, California, United States
  • KATA-CD, a low-power television station (channel 50) licensed to serve Mesquite, Texas, United States
  • Kata, Japanese Martial arts movements
Kata (programming)

A code kata is an exercise in programming which helps a programmer hone their skills through practice and repetition. The term was probably first coined by Dave Thomas, co-author of the book The Pragmatic Programmer, in a bow to the Japanese concept of kata in the martial arts. , Dave Thomas has published 21 different katas.


KATA (1340 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Sports radio format. Licensed to Arcata, California, USA, the station is currently owned by Bicoastal Media Licenses II, LLC. The station is also heard in nearby Eureka, California on a local FM translator, K224ER 92.7 MHz.

Kata (name)

Kata is both a surname and a given name. Notable people with the name include:


  • Elizabeth Kata (1912–1998), Australian writer
  • Matt Kata (born 1978), Major League Baseball player

Given name:

  • Kata Dalström (1858–1923), Swedish socialist agitator and leftist writer
  • Kata Dobó (born 1974), Hungarian actress

Usage examples of "kata".

Chinese ideographic code list, and codes bearing kata kana names, such as ta, ji, or hen, it relied in the main on four systems.

They did randori that was almost like a kata, or judo playlet, alternating throws.

He made a wooden bokken and went through the motions of the practice forms, the katas, he had studied with Father Ribaud at the Brotherhood.

Then he went through one of the basic katas Ribaud had taught him so long ago.

No kata tataki out here, no tapping on the shoulder to tell you that you have been voluntarily laid off.

The Kata are formal exercises consisting of predefined sequences of moves.

The blade picked up speed as the Amerind samurai launched himself into his kata.

I studied, the katas were my reward: the fluid dance, the grace, the hot whistling power of punching tight air, of using my whole body.

Where the snow was level, I did some katas, slowly at first, then faster, and faster still, until the movements were mere lightning sketches of killing blows and someone watching from a distance would have thought there was a whirling dervish on the ice.

The first two weeks were devoted to learning proper falls, the katas or dance steps, and the means to unbalance an opponent.

Swindapa was still hard at it, doing the kata long after Alston had gone in to oversee dinner.

It was as if he were a karateka who had mastered kata, but had never faced an opponent in actual combat .

It was a kind of historical piece, harkening back to the frenzied, kata routines of the turn of the century, with some break dancing and pelvic thrusts thrown in for variety.

Yes, I ogle the girls, especially the shy ones who need it more than you might think, and yes, Kata still purrs and preens when some rich old fart tells her how talented she is .

And I'm probably too old anyway for all the rigorous debates you'll have to sit through, after you milk Kata for all she's worth and then hire a dozen or so of the best Emerald philosophers to give it all a respectable polish and proper terminology.