Katame No Kata



The Katame No Kata is designed to promote the understanding and learning of the theory of matwork techniques.


Katame waza (also Newaza, or matwork techniques) is composed of three separate groups: Osaekomi (pinning) waza, Shime (choking) waza and Kansetsu (armbar submission) waza.

The Katame No Kata consists of 15 techniques, with five representative techniques from each of the three groups.



Kodokan Video for Katame No Kata

2013 Katame No Kata World Championships

Kodokan Textbook

U.S. Standard

U.S. Score Sheet – Competition

U.S. Score Sheet – Promotional

IJF Score Sheet


Don’t let your skills deteriorate while you’re watching old Twilight Zone reruns during the shutdown!  Check out this first list of videos that can help keep your technique sharp and your body fit.



Twilight Zone Reruns

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