USA Judo World Kata Teams Selected

By Ernest Pund | Sept. 04, 2013, 4:39 p.m. (ET)
Doug Tomo and Nicole Leung – 5th and 6th from the left respectively

The 2013 Kata World Championships are scheduled for Kyoto, Japan, in October and the following teams have been selected to compete: 

Nage no Kata:  Karl Tamai-Diane Jackson, Nicolas Lum-Darcy Kagawa 

Katame no Kata:  Kerry Forster-Kirsten Weisbeck, Theodore Schwalm-Brent (Bruno) Smith

Ju-no-Kata:  Kevin Hobbs-William Brownlowe
Goshin-Jutsu:  Heiko Rommelmann-Jeff Giunta, Nicole Leung-Doug Tono

Claudia Smith will serve as a kata judge at this pinnacle tournament for kata, the practice and competition of judo forms.