Thread: Nage No Kata - who knows it?
9/21/2010 10:22am, #1
Nage No Kata - who knows it?
Just a show of hands.
How many judoka under nidan know this kata?
I am just curious as the USJA doesn't require you to know it for your Shodan. My sensei wants us to be able to do the 1st three sets of it for our test in January.I feel like you eye-bawlin' me, dawg!
9/21/2010 12:23pm, #2
I know the first two sets reasonably and could muddle through the third if required. Although I only need to know one set, of my choice, of Nage no kata for my, hopefullym eventual third dan and 1 set of Katame no kata for 4th dan and then one set of each for 5th dan.
9/21/2010 12:41pm, #3
Now is the the BJA requirements or just what you and your sensei have agreed upon?I feel like you eye-bawlin' me, dawg!
9/21/2010 12:59pm, #4
As far as I'm aware the practice of 'in club' dan grade promotions is unique to the US.
I started Judo in the UK's traditional organisation the BJC and as such learnt nage no kata and Katame no kata as a kid.
9/21/2010 1:09pm, #5
- Join Date
- Dec 2007
In Australia we have to know the first three sets for brown and the whole thing for black and in the other org you have to know the whole Nage no Kata for brown and the whole Katame no Kata for black.
9/21/2010 1:10pm, #6
We have to go through the same thing (Points for competition, written exam, and background check) for our dan promotions. It has to be approved by the USJA Master Examiner. So if I get a dan rank in my club, it has to be approved by the USJA (or one of the other judo organisations in the US) to be recognised by the NGB. My sensei, is a master examiner for the USJA, so that make the process more painful. :-)I feel like you eye-bawlin' me, dawg!
9/21/2010 1:37pm, #7
- Join Date
- Oct 2008
In my club it is taught since roughly orange belt (the basics) and before shodan the first three sets are expected to be well understood, with the last two performed decently. But it's atypical, as he's one of the national experts at it. (national and european "champion" even though he doesn't think it as real competition)
At other clubs usually the first two or three sets are learned just enough to test for rank.
9/21/2010 4:10pm, #8
- Join Date
- Sep 2006
My instructor isn't much of a kata fan. He teaches nage no kata to ikkyu because its required for shodan, and the others as they are required to advance in rank.
9/21/2010 4:35pm, #9
9/21/2010 5:48pm, #10
In Canada, koshi-waza is required for orange belt, te-waza for green, ashi-waza for blue, ju-no-kata for brown. All cumulative, and you have to know both sides. But seeing as all of those are club grades, instructors take some latitude. In our club for orange we let them do te-waza if they are more comfortable with that although most find koshi-waza easier. We also only require the candidate to be tori.