Entry Now Open for British Junior/Senior Open Kata Championships 2018

Hosted by Welsh Judo on Sunday 22nd April 2018, the British Junior and Senior Open Kata Championships are now open for entry.

Senior Event:
Entrants must be a minimum of fifteen years old and hold a Senior licence.

The Kata recognised for these championships are:-
Nage no Kata • Katame no Kata • Ju no Kata • Kime no Kata • Kodokan Goshin Jutsu

The Judges will evaluate these Kata on the basis of the official Kodokan Kata standard according and with reference to the official Kodokan edition of video. (Only official amendments should be considered if any).

Junior Event:
Entrants must be a minimum of eight years old and under 16 years old on the day of event.

Category A: Aged 8-11 years Demonstrate Sets 2 & 3 of Nage no Kata
Category B: Aged 12 -15 years Demonstrate Sets 1,2 & 3 of Nage no Kata
Category C: Aged 8-11 years Demonstrate Set 1 only of Katame no Kata
Category D: Aged 12-15 years Demonstrate Sets 1 & 2 of Katame no Kata
Category E: Aged 8-11 years Demonstrate Set 1 only of Ju no Kata
Category F: Aged 12-15 years Demonstrate Sets 1 & 2 of Ju no Kata

Entrants can be composed of either 2 males, 2 females or a male and a female and can only enter one Kata category once and reverse role entries are not permitted.

The Kata recognised for these championships are:-
• Nage no Kata • Katame no Kata • Ju no Kata
The Judges will evaluate these Kata on the basis of the official Kodokan Kata standard according and with reference to the official Kodokan edition of video. (Only official amendments should be considered if any).

Each Judge will record points on the Official BJA scoring sheet. Each technique is evaluated using the following method:

Opening & Closing protocols are marked with a maximum positive score out of 10.
For each technique the positive score is decreased according to the following mistakes:
• Small:
° Value of mistake – 1
° Maximum number of crosses – 2

• Medium:
° Value of mistake – 3
° Maximum number of crosses – 1

• Big
° Value of mistake – 5
° Maximum number of crosses – 1
° Small & Medium mistakes can be added if necessary

• Forgotten Technique:
° Score for the technique – 0
° Total score of the Kata is halved
° If there are more than 1 forgotten techniques, the score of the technique is 0 but the total score will not be halved again. If the halved value is decimal, the score is rounded down.

A global evaluation of the Kata will be scored 0-10 according to Fluidity, Course & Rhythm. Right & Left hand techniques for Nage no Kata will be evaluated globally (only one score).

In the case of equal score between couples the following criteria will be applied:
° Total value of Big mistakes – Less mistakes wins – If couples still have equal score
then:
° Total value of Medium mistakes – Less mistakes wins – If couples still have equal score
then:
° Total value of Small mistakes – Less mistakes wins – If couples still have equal score
then:
° The score for Fluidity, Course & Rhythm will decide – Couple with best score wins

For more information about how to enter the British Junior and Senior Open Kata Championships, please click here