Nage no Kata

So next Wednes­day (Octo­ber 4th), I will be grad­ing for my brown belt in judo. This will put me one step away from my shodan, or black belt.

I’ll have to do an abbre­vi­at­ed set of the nage-no-kata (the forms of throw­ing), as demon­strat­ed below:

(The part that I have to do ends at the four-minute mark.)

Plus I’ll have to be able to demon­strate a ran­dom selec­tion from the gokyo-no-waza, or the forty throws, plus a vari­ety of hold-downs, arm-lock­ing tech­niques, and stran­gles.

Look­ing for­ward to it!