A National Kata course will be held over the weekend of 1st and 2nd June 2019 at St Albans Judo club. The course will be led by world renowned Kata coach Yoshihiko Iura 8th Dan, who has demonstrated kata at Kodokan ceremonies and All Japan Championships.

During the weekend candidates will be tutored in Nage-no-kata on Saturday and Katame-No-Kata on Sunday. All attendees will receive an attendance certificate and those Judoka that wish to be assessed for their Technical Dan Grade module can arrange with Dave Horton-Jones to be assessed during the course.

Mr Iura has a judo CV to rival many across the World and has coached across the World including Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Far East. The Japan Foundation and the Kodokan have posted him as Judo Expert to countries including Vietnam, India and Turkey previously.

He is a highly experienced Kata Coach who has demonstrated various Kata at Kodokan ceremonies, the All Japan Championships and the Kano Cup.

This is an opportunity not to be missed to be coached in Kata by one of the world’s leading experts in the field.

White Judogi must be worn. Please bring lunch, white judogi, zori, notebook and pen.

There are limited places, so to avoid disappointment book now.

This event will count as one of your coach revalidation modules for your current coaching award.

The minimum age for attendance will be 14 years old and minimum grade of 10th Mon. Ideally juniors should bring a partner to work with.

For further information about the weekend, please contact Dave Horton-Jones on dave.hortonjones@britishjudo.org.uk or 07977 688491

Date Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June 2019
Venue St Albans Judo Club Batchwood Sports Centre, Batchwood Drive, St Albans AL3 5XA
Day 1 – Saturday Nage No Kata 10:00am to 4pm (finish time approximate) booking in at 9.00am
Day 2 – Sunday Katame No Kata   10:00am to 4pm (finish time approximate) booking in at 9.00am
Cost £30.00 per day or £50.00 for the weekend