25 March 2021


Kata Tournament (online)


Not only do we have the Tbilisi Grand Slam to look forward to this week, but also a live streamed event for Kata.

The tournament, originally set to be hosted by Italy in Pordenone has inevitably been cancelled, along with the 2020 event due to Covid-19, however, this year we have managed to secure competition. 

We can confirm some unexpected success with 72 pairs having sent their videos in to be assessed which will be streamed on Saturday 27th of March. In previous years we have seen a gradual increase of participants, in 2017 with 36 pairs, 2018 with 44 pairs and 2019 with 48, however we are seeing an unprecedented amount of entries and have certainly welcomed the new competitors. 

Covid-19 may be preventing a lot of physical activity and tournaments from going ahead, but the transition to online assessment has meant that those would usually be unable to travel have had their opportunity to be included.  

The YouTube link will be published tomorrow with the live stream starting at 10am (CET) on Saturday, and following the assessment, the award ceremony till take place on the ZOOM channel. 

Author: Thea Cowen