Spirit of the Kata

Spirit of the Kata

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Five women, all of them black belts in karate, are examples of how this ancient martial art can transform lives. They demonstrate how it can generate a whole range of physical, psychological and spiritual benefits. To these women, karate means much more than self-defence; its lessons of discipline and harmony can be applied to situations on the street or in the boardroom.

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Spirit of the Kata, Sharon McGowan, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Sharon McGowan
  • producer
    Jennifer Torrance
  • executive producer
    Kathleen Shannon
  • cinematography
    Moira Simpson
  • sound
    Peg Campbell
  • editing
    Shelly Hamer
  • music
    Peter Berring
  • re-recording
    Paul Sharpe

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