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Judo Saskatchewan Kata

Kata Evaluator Certification:
Congratulations to Robert Beaumont, Dale Berglund, Brian Cook, Robb Karaim, Pat Pattison & John Renouf who were promoted to National A rank for Nage no Kata
and to Dale Berglund & Pat Pattison who were promoted to National A rank for Kime no Kata.


  • Practicing Goshin Jutsu Safely
  • The Importance Of Ju No Kata
  • Kata Judging Seminar
  • Engagement Positions
  • Uke's Role in Judo
  • Kata Challenge
  • List Of Kata
  • What Is Kata?

  • Instructors Assignment:

    What I would ask of our instructors at this point is that we start to use the term kata when we are describing a training exercise. For example one could refer to the “Saskatchewan Drill” as the Saskatchewan Drill Kata. Or possibly that regular pre arranged sequence of breakfalls that you always use could be called the ukemi kata.

    Exposing our members to the term kata on a regular basis and viewing these prearranged developmental processes as kata, will assist in putting participants in a frame of mind that accepts kata as something that they do every time they are participating in judo. Then when it comes time to introduce your members to the formal Kodokan kata or portions of those kata they will accept it as just another training exercise and not some formidable hurdle that must be struggled with in order to obtain a belt rank.

    Thought For The Moment:
    Just how important is an Uke (practice partner) to your judo development?

    Bonus Note:
    The plural of Kata is Kata. (no s required)