IJF Kata Evaluation Criteria Clinic and Kata Judge Evaluation

March 1, 2016


faye allen tournamentDear Kata enthusiasts –


On March 19 – 20, DC Judo will host a kata clinic on IJF evaluation criteria and hold a kata judge examination.  Eiko Shepherd will be the main clinician.


March 19: 2:00p – 5:00p – classroom clinic, but a few people please bring a gi.

March 20: 9:00a – 12:00 – mat time for practical judge examinations and Q&As on IJF criteria, time permitting.


As you many of you know, at the Senior Nationals this year, the kata competition will use the US Standard with the IJF evaluation criteria.  Judges will use the US score sheets. Next year, at the Senior Nationals, judges will apply the full IJF system: Kodokan standard with IJF evaluation criteria and score sheets.


Please save the date and join us for this timely clinic. The flyer will follow soon.

Coach Certification

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