A National Kata Course for senior judoka of any grade will take place on Saturday 26 November 2022 and Sunday 27 November 2022 at the Army School of Physical Training, Aldershot, Hampshire. This 2-day kata course will cover all aspects of Nage-no-kata on the Saturday, and all aspects of Itsutsu-no-kata and Katame-no-kata on the Sunday. Participants will be tutored in these kata by Yoshihiko Iura-sensei, Kodokan 8th dan – an internationally recognised kata expert.
An opportunity will be provided in the late afternoon, for those who wish to take BJA Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 Kata Examinations in the kata taught on that specific day. Only holders of Level 1 may be examined for Level 2, and only holders of Level 2 may be examined for Level 3. Only Tori will qualify for a certificate.
This weekend course also covers the requirements of Sections 7, 8 and 9 of the BJA Technical Dan Grade syllabus. Those participants who wish can be continuously assessed for Section 7 on the Saturday, and for Section 8 on the Sunday. An Attendance Certificate from Sunday’s Itsutsu-no-kata course satisfies the requirements for Section 9.
Those judoka not wishing to take any examinations/assessments are still very welcome to attend the course.
Tutor: Yoshihiko Iura Kodokan 8th dan – supported by members of the BJA Kata Group as required
Course dates: 26 November 2022 – Nage-no-kata
27 November 2022 – Itsutsu-no-kata and Katame-no-kata
Session Times: 10:00 to 16:00 both days – booking-in 0930
Examinations from 16:30 onwards – finish time dependent upon the number of pre-registered judoka wishing to take a Kata Examination
Cost: £30.00 per day (Saturday or Sunday), or £50.00 for both days
The Kata Examinations will be free of charge, however for successful candidates there will be a charge of £10 to cover the cost of issuing a Kata Certificate
Please wear a White Judogi only – strictly no other colour or reversible judogi to be worn. participants holding a grade of 6th dan or Above are requested to wear a black belt
For more information about the weekend and to book your place go to: https://www.participant.co.uk/SouthernAreaJudo/event/national_kata_course
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