Makoto Kai Kata Contest 2024
by Professor Katie Murphy Stevens, Rokudan


Makoto Kai welcomed eager competitors to our annual Spring kata tournament in early May. The weather was perfect. It was cool in the morning and warm in the afternoon.

We had participants from nine different schools of the Northwest Region. Thank you to the sensei and competitors who put in the time to prepare and compete.

The group of competitors in the juniors division was small, but mighty. The space around the competition mat was filled with family to cheer them on.

In the afternoon the mat was brimming with teen and adult competitors. They calmed their nerves, remembered their cues and demonstrated very, very well.

Many thanks to the contestants, sensei and family for gathering together to share our love of Danzan Ryu jujitsu!


Makoto Kai kata contest 2024.xlsx – Divisions