Kata

Judo practice consists both of shiai - the free sparring that you see in the Olympics and other tournaments - and kata, or forms. There are seven official Kodokan kata:

  • Nage no Kata
  • Katame no Kata
  • Ju no Kata
  • Kime no Kata
  • Kodokan Goshin Jutsu
  • Itsutsu no Kata
  • Koshiki no Kata

The first five are considered competition kata.

Kata can be done by players of all levels and ages, and there is no need to have a kata partner to join the class. Furthermore, when players advance in their belt grade, kata will be required to pass the belt tests.



Instructors

Mary Gail Ford - 5th dan

Ann Berends - 2nd dan

Schedule

Wednesday 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Fees

Kata is included in a student's monthly fee. There is no separate fee to join the kata class.