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Katame no Kata Course

September 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST

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.

Our Katame no Kata course will be run by David Gibson 4th Dan & Colin Dunlop 4th Dan who hold the BJA Katame no Kata Level 2 award and are medalists from the 2023 British Kata Championships. Using their extensive knowledge of Kata they will take you through the course in a way that will provide you with a deeper understanding of the content for you to either develop further yourself or pass on to your students within the club.

This course is suitable for judoka over the age of 13 years, it would be advantageous to bring a partner you are comfortable working with to get the most from the course and if possible a white judogi is preferred for kata practice. Opportunities to obtain a kata qualification can be discussed on the course and generally kata examinations are held at National Gradings.

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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September 1
10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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