Following the European Kata Championships, judoka will have the incredible opportunity to attend multiple seminars on the 21st and 22nd of July, once the tournament has concluded.
It is a great chance to develop and share knowledge between European kata experts, competitors, judges and judo lovers alike. Similarly, the Kata World Championships also hold a seminar immediately after the tournament and always receives positive feedback, giving participants the ability to immeidately reflect upon performances and then improve individual abilities is priceless.
The seminar will be led by the EJU Kata Commission as well as the proposed members of the Kata Experts group form the EJU. In the cases of Kime No Kata and Ju No Kata, these teachers are twice World Champions, several time European Kata Champions and the only European couple who have beaten the Japanese in the Kata Championships. From France, Michel Jeuffroy and Laurent Jeuffroy for Kime No Kata and for Ju No Kata, Wolfgang Dax-Romswinkel and Ursula Loosen from Germany.
As Koshiki No Kata was only recently included in the Championships, there is a limited group of competitors, for this reason, an EJU Kata Commission member will be the proposed teacher. Eric Veulemans from Belgium spent almost every summer in the Kodokan and joined the Koshiki No Kata seminar led by Daigo Toshiro.
Adding to the exceptional quality of teachers, this will be a special experience to study this uncommon kata from an expert.
Not only is this a tremendous opportunity for learning, but the seminar will be cost effective for delegations as well as held in a wonderful location, allowing for leisure and relaxation following their hard work.