Learning and Competing in Kata

Topics to be expanded:


Kata competition levels: local, national, PJC and international, worlds (nationals and up would be considered elite athletes)

Path of increasing kata knowledge: basic kata, competition, teaching, judging

Where to go for kata training – local, national, elite, (Kodokan)

Tools to learn kata: standards, guidance (Otaki & Drager, Kodokan Judo, Kodokan videos, IFJ standards)

Kata development group

How to become a kata judge

Coach Certification

SafeSport Certification is now required for all USJF registered clubs. If you have already completed the course and submitted a copy of your certificate, you do not need to resubmit. For more information or to take the course, please visit www.safesport.org.

Heads Up concussion training, through the CDC's website, is a requirement for all members of your USJF registered club who function as teachers at any time. Please advise all of your instructors and assistant instructors of this requirement. The training can be accessed at: http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/