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Kata weekend with Sensei Iura 8th Dan

March 2 @ 8:00 am - March 3 @ 5:00 pm GMT

Interested in improving your technical knowledge and ability, would you like to know more about developing your own judo. Kata has a fundamental place in all judokas development and is an integral part of Kano’s teachings, kata will hone your technical understanding and application of the technique whilst the randori (not contest training) will challenge and test the skill you have learned.

In 2024 we are investing in the technical expertise of Sensei Yoshihiko Iura, Sensei Iura is a Kodokan 8th Dan is considered a kata expert by many across the world. Over the weekend we will be covering Koshiki no Kata and also Ju no Kata, links to both katas are below. Attendance certificates will be issued which satisfy section 9 of the BJA technical dan grade syllabus.

This course is suitable for all senior judoka, it would be advantageous to bring a partner you are comfortable working with to get the most from the course and the wearing of a white judogi is compulsory for kata practice. Opportunities to obtain a kata qualification can be discussed on the course and generally kata examinations are held at National Gradings. Any high graded players are asked to wear their black belt during the course to keep in line with course etiquette.

Lunch will be provided during the course and an option for residential is available.

Although this course is suitable for coach revalidation, it is suitable for any judoka open to self improvement and provides information to help successfully complete a judoka’s Dan grade theory. Our National Head Performance Coach Euan Burton MBE recently took part in a kata course with the IJF and commented,

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience of kata during the IJF Academy coaching course. The kata practice really promoted a deep focus on the technical fundamentals of breaking balance, correct positioning, and control of the throw. I also enjoyed the element of teamwork that was required between uke and tori in order to most positively display each demonstration”.

Why not get a head start and check out the links below:

Kodokan kata info

Kata videos

Kata resources

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March 2 @ 8:00 am GMT
March 3 @ 5:00 pm GMT


sportscotland National Centre, Burnside Road, Largs, Inverclyde, KA30 8RW
SportScotland National Centre, Burnside Road, Largs, Inverclyde, KA30 8RW
Largs, Inverclyde KA30 8RW
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