Join the Medal Winning Judo NSW Kata Team

The Judo NSW Kata Team is looking for new team members for the 2024 campaign towards Nationals and the World Kata Championships.  We are looking for team members to take Judo NSW Kata to the next level and continue to lead the Australian Kata movement.  If you would like to be a part of this championship team, please read on for the selection criteria.  

Potential Judo NSW Kata Team members must meet the following criteria for nomination:

1. A willingness to learn and demonstrate technical Judo skills with an emphasis on the importance of Kuzushi at the Judo Australia National Kata Championships in June 2024

2. Attend the Sydney International Open and State Championships Kata competitions.

3. Attend the State Kata Camp

4. Attend at least 80% of the Kata Saturday training at the Judo NSW Martial Arts Dojo in Silverwater (special consideration given to regional NSW members)

5. You agree to the conditions stated in the “Expression of Interest” to join the Judo NSW state team when it becomes available.

We are looking for pairs to compete in all six Kata divisions; Nage no Kata, Katame no Kata, Kime no Kata, Ju no Kata, and KDK Goshin Jutsu.  Junior/Senior Boys and Girls are able to compete in Jr Nage no Kata (the first 3 sets of Nage no Kata).  If you are interested, but do not have a Kata partner, please join the team anyway and we’ll find a partner for you.

If there are any questions or you would like to join the team, please reach out to Ernie Wakamatsu at [email protected].