The EJU is, for the first time, hosting an online Kata tournament, whereby the participants will be required to send in video footage for analysis.
Those wishing to be a part of the event will send in said footage by midday on the 20th of March, however, the online tournament and evaluation will be streamed live on the 27th of March with the winners and their scores announced for the community to witness.
To access the outlines and requirements for this event, there is a link for the EJU Website available below.
At a time when we are working tirelessly to see the participation of our Olympic-bound athletes, it is recognised that it is equally as important to keep all of our judo family active and competing as they usually would be.
Unfortunately due to Covid-19, the 37th Trophy Villanova EJU Kata Tournament and National Kata Grand Prix was unable to go ahead, and so we find ourselves using technology to continue with our endeavours and respect all areas of judo. Whether it be competition or education, it has become clear that these actions make a great difference to individuals in these tough times.
We look forward to seeing the entries and of course the results! Sending the best of luck to all of our participants.
Author: Thea Cowen