Judo Saskatchewan Kata Committee

  • Kimberly Bergey Kaip (Chairperson)
  • Susan Clark
  • Sydney Clark
  • Jeff Irvine
  • Ross Kostron

2022-2023 Kata Clinic Series

This year we are having a series of Kata clinics to Cover all 7 katas throughout the year. They will cover all the areas important to each kata, so come and learn and grow with us. 

Kata Clinic Series #5:

Nage No Kata this June 3rd, 2023 at the Moose Jaw Koseikan Judo Club. This is a pointable seminar for both Yudansha Grading & NCCP PD. 
10:00-13:00 Ma-Sutemi Waza & Yoko-Sutemi-Waza
14:00-17:00 Te-Waza, Koshi-Waza & Ashi-Waza
17:00-17:30 Competitive Stream Candidate - Technical Evaluation
Register at Trackie here.

Spring Annual Kata Clinic 2023:

Celebrating and Learning about Kata, we are going to be holding our Spring Annual Judo Sask Kata Clinic this June in Watrous on June 17-18, 2023. Our Special Guest Host is Sandra Hewson from Montréal and Tournament Committee Chair from Judo Canada, Christian Royer. Sandra brings a wealth of knowledge to the sport in how to train the next generation with Kata. (She has given excellent input into the IJF Education Project here.) 

Register here with Trackie. You will also need to book separately if you want to stay at the hotel, details at the registration link page.


Kids & Youth Kata

Teaching young people judo kata could be investing in future World Champions!
Kata is one of the fastest growing competitive aspects of judo all over the world. It is recognized by the IJF and they have plans to grow world level competitions alongside shiai. Nationally there are categories for U14, U16, and U23. Internationally there are categories for U23.

Kata for kids and youth provide an opportunity for judoka to practice, learn, and demonstrate fundamental judo movements (kuzushi, tsukuri, and kake) for an audience with feedback.
By learning kata and participating in kata competitions we are expanding the competition community. Competitors and instructors are already at tournaments, why not compete in kata as well? Kata improves shiai and shiai improves kata – they are mutually beneficial.

Kata for kids and youth is also a way to include those who choose not to, or are unable to, compete in shiai judo. By encouraging young people, teens, and especially young women to compete in kata, they can stay involved in the judo community in a low impact, low stress way. Too many young people stop doing judo when they decide shiai isn’t for them. Competitive kata is a way to keep them in judo, active, and involved!

In addition to the traditional Kodokan kata, there is now a new form developed by the Kodokan and IJF that specifically focuses on teaching kids kata/judo. It is called Kodomo no kata.  More information about this kata can be found here: 
The IJF Releases the New Version of the Kodomo-No-Kata  
Kano Society Bulletin: Kodomo-no-kata – Forms for Children
Kodomo-no-Kata: KODOKAN Official YouTube Channel


Kata Resources

Kodomo No Kata Resources:

Ju No Kata Resources:

Katame No Kata Resources:

Nage No Kata Resources:

Kodokan Goshin Jutsu Resources:  

Kime No Kata Resources: