Hosting a Kata Clinic



1. Identify kata type, clinician, time and location – coordinate or request assistance via Shufu Kata Chair, local tournament schedulers, and/or directly to potential clinician(s)

a. Please…check local tournament schedule to ensure that not too many events before and after the event

b. Consider timing of promotionals to support those who will need to test

c. Clinician?  What is your goal?  seeking local, national, or international talent?

2. Get sanction from USJF, USJA or USA judo, make flyer

a. Cost of clinic? Consider inclusion of  lunch; honorarium to clinician(s)

b. Start time and length of time for clinic?  Consider driving distance of participants

3. Advertise

Send out emails to local clubs, flyers at other tournaments, emails to neighboring yudanshakais

4. Funding

If USJF grant funding is desired, coordinate with Shufu Kata chair and get necessary contact and/or paperwork for USJF Kata Committee

5. Staff

Staff your event and assign duties, as applicable:  pre-registration, on-site registration, set up (registration/lunch tables and mats), arrange for availability of water, order/cook/pickup lunch, take photos, clean up.

6. Report

Write article for Shufu website and send to webmaster; report to/coordinate with Shufu Kata Chair to report at next yudanshakai meeting: such as how many people attended? What did you or participants think of the clinic?

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

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: