Recently Iain Abernethy pointed out that some kata names sound like death metal bands. For most martial artists this would elicit a smile and a nod, but this blog is weird and you're weird for reading it. So for all my favorite weirdos, here is a fun little quiz. I'll present two phrases. One is a translation of a form name, and the other is a metal song. Guess which one is which, and see how many you get right!
(Quick side note: Some of these translations are disputed. Don't shoot the messenger, just have fun.)
Which is a form name, and which is a metal song? Click your answer to find out if you were right!
Attack and Destroy or Seek and Destroy
For the Greater Good of God or Might for Right
Your Body is a Battleground or Internal Divided Conflict
Emperor's Crown or King's Eyes
Rest Calm or Tranquil Force
Power of One or Ancestors
Rise and Fall or Gazing Heavenward
Fighter to the East or South of Heaven
Center of the Universe or Heaven and Earth
Temple Sound or Spirit
Bonus Cheating Round:
13 or 13