Kata Sets the Stage

The 2022 Judo Australia National Championships get underway with the Kata competition.

Judoka from across the country descend upon the Gold Coast this weekend for the 2022 Judo Australia National Championships. This year marks the 70th anniversary for Judo Australia and the first time in two years that competitors from all States and Territories will be competing at the event.


Competition gets underway on Friday with the Kata event. More than 31 pairs, 62 competitors, from seven States and Territories are scheduled to compete across six divisions; Jr Nage no Kata, Nage no Kata, Katame no Kata, Kime no Kata, Ju no Kata and KDK Goshin Jutsu. Winners of each division will have an opportunity to compete at the World Kata Championships scheduled for September 12 - 14 in Krakow, Poland.


The competition is scheduled to start at 1:30pm AEST and Judo Australia will stream the event live on our Facebook page.


A list of competitors is below:


Nage No Kata

(below is not indicative of order of play)

MORRIS Derek DAQUINO Matthew


BOYD Katelyn FUNG Matle


TANDEAN Bernhard TANDEAN Bianca


MOROMIZATO Karine Harumi PAZ LANDIN Lorivaldo Junior


RICHARDSON Hunter NABULSI David


READ Simon READ Jacob


Nage No Kata - 3G (Junior)

(below is not indicative of order of play)

TURNER Gabrielle TURNER Annelise


XU Aaron CAI Demin


BRUNET-GRESEQUE Tom BOWDEN-SMIT Reuben


BARFORD Chloe KULFALOVSKI Mila


KRAMER Ella WADE Oliver


Katame No Kata

(below is not indicative of order of play)

CADORIN Greg HOLMES Mathew


MALINOWSKA Yekaterina MALINOWSKI Alexander


TANDEAN Bernhard TANDEAN Bjorn


BARKER Xavier ANDJELKOVIC Srdjan


MITCHELL Tim RASMUSSEN Anna


WAKAMATSU Yutaka MACKEY Nicholas


RICHARDSON Hunter NABULSI David


Kime No Kata

(below is not indicative of order of play)

DAQUINO Matthew WATKINS John


MALINOWSKI Alexander MALINOWSKA Yekaterina


WANG Louis YUEN Edmund


MOTOYAMA Masahiko TRAN Binh


DENNEHY Melissa READ Simon


Ju-No Kata

(below is not indicative of order of play)

TANDEAN Bernhard TANDEAN Bianca


SMITH Scott LEWIS Richard


KDK Goshin Jutsu

(below is not indicative of order of play)

FALKOWSKI Ricardo WANG Louis


HOLMES Mathew CADORIN Greg


YUEN Edmund FALKOWSKI Ricardo


MANU Sam PHOUPHAYLY Palilavong


MURPHY Kevin MURPHY Sebastian


NELSON Paul ANDJELKOVIC Srdjan