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The Way of Kata in Kodokan Judo

By Llyr C. Jones, Ph.D., and Michael J. Hanon, Ph.D.

The Way of Kata in Kodokan Judo

This article has two objectives: (i) to explain the purpose of kata in judo, and (ii) to critically evaluate the concept of kata championships. To achieve these objectives, we offer the authors’ personal comments, observations from rare Japanese source material, as well as insight into the thinking of world-renowned judo experts.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 19 No. 4 (2010): 30 pages.