The 6th EJU Kata Tournament was attended by twenty-seven couples from seven nations. For many athletes this competition was a training for the next European kata Championship that will be host in Malta the 18-19 of May.
On the occasion of the award ceremony a special ceremony was given to Shoji Sugiyama Sensei, who turned 80 years old just few days before the Competition and was awarded by the Italian Judo federation President Mr Matteo Pellicone with the gold medal for sporting merit.
Here under the results of the competition:
Nage no Kata: 1) Alessandro Furchì-Michele Battorti (ITALY) 2) Nicholas Jean-Philippe Gillon Gillon (BELGIUM) 3) Thomas-Mauro Collini Rondinini (ITALY) 4) Angelo Salvatore Rubino-Friend (ITALY);
Katame no kata: 1) Andrea Fregnan-Moregola Stefano (ITALY), 2) Carole Herras-Mathieu Coulon (FRANCE) 3) Maximum Cester-Daniel From Riol (ITALY) 4) Dario Gianoglio-Daniel Vezza (ITALY) 5) Nicola De Bartolo-Giulio Valente (ITALY);
Kime no Kata: 1) Giacomo De Cerce-Pierluca Padovan (ITALY), 2) Gaetano Rocco Romano-Castanò (ITALY) 3) Roberto Gabutti-Ezio Centolanze (ITALY) 4) Vincenzo Antonio Perri-folder (ITALY) 5) Jelena Vukovic-Katarina Potnek (CROATIA);
Juno no kata: 1) Zoran GRBA-Sandra Ursicich (CROATIA), 2) Marco Martina Calugi-Calugi (ITALY) 3) Roberto Bibolotti -Benelli Luca (ITALY) 4) Paola Di Luigi-Claudio De Angelis (ITALY) 5) Johann Moss-Veuthey Raymonde (SWITZERLAND) 6) Fabrice Beney Beney-Antonella (SWITZERLAND); 7) Mauro Bisi-Stefania Martin ( ITALY);
Kodokan Goshin Jutsu: 1) Ubaldo Maurizio Volpi-Calderini (ITALY) 2) Marco Marco Dotta-Durigon (ITALY) 3) Stefano Dal Molin-Cavalleri Luca (ITALY) 4) Theodore Silver-Mavilia Luca (ITALY ) 5) Marion Billmeir-Jurgen Billmeir (GERMANY) 6) Reta-Tschopp Ariane Wuthrich (SWITZERLAND).
Before the EJU tournaments it was organised the seminar for EJU Kata Judges and examinations with the presence of the EJU Commissioner S. Sugyiama, E. Veulemans, M. Kozlowsky, C. D’Arcangelo.
19 Judges from 8 Nations participated at the Seminar and 14 Judges were candidates to the examinations: 4 candidates achieved the Continental license while 10 candidates increased the number of licenses.