USA Judo

General Resources


Web Pages:  

Below are webpages which have additional technical and historical information about the kata, as well as event calendars and other pertinent information.  Some of the most pertinent information from these pages is also linked below on this page.

Shufu Yudanshakai Kata

USJF Kata

USJA Kata Committee

Kodokan

IJF Kata Commission Documents

IJF Veterans Commission

European Judo Union Kata

Kodokan Text Books and Technical Manuals:

These manuals are the authoritative guide to the modern performance of the kata and serve as the basis for the IJF Standards. 

Nage no Kata

Katame no Kata

Kime no Kata

Kodokan Goshin Jutsu

Ju no Kata

IJF Judging Criteria and Scoring Guidelines:

See also the USA Judo Kata Standards and Judging Page

IJF Kata Evaluation Rules

Kodokan Instructional Videos:

These videos are also considered an authoritative guide to the modern performance of the kata and are referenced in the IJF Standards.

Nage no Kata

Katame no Kata

Kime no Kata

Kodokan Goshin Jutsu

Ju no Kata

Other Videos:

The following videos and resources, although not considered authoritative instructional videos for purposes of US and IJF Standards and competition, are excellent resources for those wishing to enhance their general knowledge and performance of the kata.

IJF Kata World Championship 2015, Day 1 Preliminaries (Nage, Katame, Ju)

IJf Kata World Championships 2015, Finals

IJF Kata World Championship 2015, Day 2 Preliminaries (Goshin Jutsu, Kime)

IJF Kata World Championship 2015, Day 2 Finals

There are a wide range of videos available on YouTube and social media which are excellent resources for study.  In addition to the official Kodokan and IJF resources, high quality videos of finalists at the IJF Kata World Championships are easily found and make excellent guides for study for aspiring competitors.   Recent results can be found here.

2015 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

2014 - Malaga, Spain

2013 – Kyoto, Japan

For assistance locating additional videos and information contact Robert Gouthro (rgouth@gmail.com).