Faye Allen Kata Tournament and Clinic 2016

2013 Goshin Jutsu Clinic

Sensei Eiko Shepherd – No fooling around!

Note: Preregistration is closed but you may register onsite for the clinics.

The Faye Allen Memorial Kata Tournament has been a Shufu Yudanshakai tradition for many years. On September 23rd and 24th, DC Judo will host the 2016 event in Washington DC at the Edgewood Arts Center 3615 8th St NE. Click here for the event flyer and here for the waiver. The USJF sanction is #16-09-18.

This year’s clinician is Sensei Eiko Shepherd 7th Dan. Through the support of USJF, Sensei Shepherd will teach Ju No Kata on Friday evening September 23rd and Katame no Kata on Saturday September 24th. Sensei Shepherd is one of the foremost kata teachers in North America. She will also serve as a kata judge during the kata competition.

Friday evening begins at 6PM with check in. The clinic begins at 6:30. No previous experience with Ju No Kata is required. If work or transportation makes you late, please come as you can.

Saturday  begins with check in at 8:30 AM, warm up at 9:00, and competition starting at 9:30 AM. The Katame No Kata clinic begins at 11:30AM and runs until 4:30PM with a lunch break.

We welcome judoka of all ages and ranks as well as all levels of kata experience. Registration is by participant and once registered you can complete in multiple teams for the same registration fee.  USJF, USJA, or USA Judo membership is required. You must show a valid membership card on site.

Competition will take place in the following Judo kata:

  •     Nage No Kata
  •     Katame No Kata
  •     Ju No Kata
  •     Goshin Jutsu
  •     Kime no Kata

Please join us in the Nation’s Capital for a day of competition and learning. This year’s venue is the Edgewood Arts Center a 3000 sq ft dance/performance space in the Brookland Arts District.

See you on the mat,
Terence McPartland
DC Judo

Edgewood Arts Center

2016 Venue for Faye Allen

For more about the Brookland Arts District


5 responses to “Faye Allen Kata Tournament and Clinic 2016

  • Rahmon Burton

    Can you test for promotions at this event….or does the clinic count toward your kata requirement. Nikyu going to Ikkyu…non-competitor.

    • T McP


      You can test for promotion at this event. If you have prepared in advance, you can test at the time of the competition. If you prefer you can test at the end of the event.

  • John M.

    If you are interested in the clinic, but will not be competing, should you still plan to arrive at 9AM? What time will the clinic begin?

    • T McP


      It would be best to arrive at 9 because the clinic immediately follows the competition. We never know exactly how many competitors we will see until the morning of the event so it is hard to know what time to show up. We should finish by 4:30 or 5.

  • John M.

    Sorry, forgot another question – what time is the clinic expected to be finished by?

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