Kodokan Kata Delegation
The annual Kodokan Kata Seminar took place in Rome, Italy, for the first time being sponsored by the Japan Foundation.
A total of 213 participants from Europe and South America immersed themselves in higher level of Judo Kata practice in the 5 days seminars given by Kodokan delegations.
As it is seen at the Kodokan Summer Course in Tokyo, trainees who achieved a certain degree of perfection were awarded a diploma at three levels: level 1 "Jukutatsu", level 2 "Seijuku", and level 3 "Shutoku". The Jukutatsu diploma was given to two trainees for their excellent performance in Ju-no-Kata and Katame-no-Kata.
In addition to the regular programs, a special seminar "How to use Kata to teach Judo in a Club" was held aiming at the further glass-rooted Kata diffusion in Europe.
- Date: March 5 - March 10, 2013
- Place: FIJLKAM Olympic Center（Rome, Italy）
- Delegation Members:
Head of Delegation
- Tadashi SATO, 8 th dan
- Michio FUKUSHIMA, 8th dan, Kodokan
- Toshihiro UTSUGI, 8th dan, Kodokan
- Shinro FUJITA, 8th dan, Kodokan
- Naoki MURATA, 7th dan, Kodokam
- Motonari SAMESHIMA, 7th dan, Tsukuba High School
- Yoshihiko IURA, 7th dan, Japanese Embassy in Iceland
- Yoshihisa DOBA, 7th dan, Metropolitan Police Department
- Mikihiro MUKAI, 7th dan, Kodokan
- Kenichi SHOSHIDA, 7th dan, Kodokan
- Chikara KARIYA, 5th dan, Kodokan
6th from left: Mr Pellicone, president of Italian Judo Federation
5th from left: Mr Shoji Sugiyama, Kodokan 8th dan resides in Italy
4th from left: Mr Galea, EJU General Secretary
4th from right: Minister Fukushima of Japanese Embassy in Italy
2nd from right: Mr Gamba, Russian national team head coach
4th from left: Mr Soloveychik, EJU president
4th from right: Mr Capelletti, EJU vise president
Venue "FIJLKAM Olympic Center"
Mementos from Kodokan President
Opening Ceremony: Delegation head Tadashi Sato Kodokan 8th dan's greeting
Greeting from Italian Judo Federation President Mr Pellicone (Courtesy of EJU)
Sato and EJU President Mr Soloveychik (Courtesy of EJU)
Minister Fukushima of Japanese Embassy in Italy
EJU Vice President Mr Capelletti (Courtesy of EJU)
Kime-no-Kata Seminar: Demonstration on how to handle sword and dagger
Kime-no-Kata Demonstration by Italian pair
Katame-no-Kata Demonstration (Courtesy of EJU)
Kodokan Goshin-jutsu by Rumania pair (Courtesy of EJU)
Itsutsu-no-Kata Demonstration by Italian Pair (Courtesy of EJU)
Special Seminar "How to use Kata to teach Judo in a club"
2 sets of Kata weapons were donated to Italian Judo Federation
Italian ties were given to Kodokan delegates (Courtesy of EJU)
Nage-no-Kata Seminar participants
Kime-no-Kata Seminar participants
Kodokan Goshi-jutsu Seminar participants