Nage-no-Kata “forms of throwing” is one of the two randori-no-kata, free practice forms of Kodokan Judo. It is intended as an illustration of the various concepts of nage-waza (throwing techniques) that exist in judo, and is used both as a training method and as a demonstration of understanding.
The nage-no-kata was developed by Jigoro Kano as a method of illustrating principles of throwing to allow students to more effectively apply them in randori.
The kata is composed of 3 techniques each from the five classifications of throw in judo:
- Te-waza (hand techniques)
- Koshi-waza (hip techniques)
- Ashi-waza (foot techniques)
- Ma-sutemi-waza (rear sacrifice techniques)
- Yoko-sutemi-waza (side sacrifice techniques)
Each of these 15 techniques are performed twice in the specified order, both right and left handed. The kata is generally performed in a strictly formalized manner with clearly defined Reigi sahō (rules of etiquette).
At the conclusion of the course, you will be able to
- Recognize and demonstrate the Aisatsu (Salutation)
- Identify the five classifications of Judo throws
- Distinguish and formulate the key elements in Te-waza (hand techniques), Koshi-waza (hip techniques), Ashi-waza (foot techniques), Ma-sutemi-waza (rear sacrifice techniques) and Yoko-sutemi-waza (side sacrifice techniques)