2019 Faye Allen Memorial Kata Tournament and Kata Judges Clinic

May 31, 2019
September 21, 2019 all-day
Edgewood Arts Center
3415 8th Street NE
Washington, DC
Terence McPartland
2013 Goshin Jutsu Clinic

Sensei Eiko Shepherd – From the 2013 Goshin Jutsu Clinic Photo Courtesy of Chuck Medani


Faye Allen Kata Tournament and Kata Judges Clinic 2019

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The Faye Allen Memorial Kata Tournament has been a Shufu Yudanshakai tradition for many years. On September 21st, DC Judo will host the 2019 event in Washington DC at the Edgewood Arts Center 3615 8th St NE.  The USJF sanction is #19-09-15.

This year we will depart from our traditional instructional focus. The clinic this year will be for Kata Judging. This event is an opportunity for those interested in learning to judge kata, improving their kata judging skills, or for kata competitors looking to better understand what judges look for and how they can improve their competition scores. Shufu Yuidanshakai is blessed with a strong kata community and a rich group of high level competitors and high level judges. Come join us to learn and grow your kata expertise.

Saturday  begins with check in at 8:30 AM, warm up at 9:00, and competition starting at 9:30 AM. Clinic will immediately follow competition. Competitors are encouraged to stay for the judging clinic either to improve their judging skills or to give the judges some extra experience. Competitors this is your big chance to see how to improve your scores!

We welcome judoka of all ages and ranks as well as all levels of kata experience. Registration is by participant and once registered you can complete in multiple teams for the same registration fee.  USJF, USJA, or USA Judo membership is required. You must show a valid membership card on site.

Competition will take place in the following Judo kata:

  •     Nage No Kata

  •     Katame No Kata

  •     Ju No Kata

  •     Goshin Jutsu

  •     Kime no Kata

Please join us in the Nation’s Capital for a day of competition and learning. This year’s venue is the Edgewood Arts Center dance/performance space in the Brookland Arts District.

See you on the mat,
Terence McPartland
DC Judo

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