Traditional Kata guruma is now banned due to the touching of the leg.
But in this collection we reveal how Kata guruma has been modified and can still prove very successful. Both legal and illegal variations of this technique are included here.
The best place to start is with Mongolian World Champion Khashbaatar, who shows you how his Kata guruma has evolved to adapt to the rule changes.
Kata guruma - Overview | Khashbaatar
Tsagaanbaatar Khashbaatar show us his version of Kata guruma - developed and altered to fit within the rules. Here he shows us how to execute the spectacular technique without gripping the legs.
Kata guruma - Kumi kata and head positioning | Khashbaatar
The Kumi kata and head positioning elements for Khashbaatar's Kata guruma - essential for controlling the opponent to setup his throw.
Kata guruma - Creating space and leg placement | Khashbaatar
Olympian and former World Champion Khashbaatar demonstrates how to create the space and the positioning of the legs so that he can execute his Kata guruma.
Kata guruma - Competition variations | Khashbaatar
How Khashbaatar has used variations of his spectacular Kata guruma on the World stage during the IJF World Tour.
Mark Huizinga - Kata guruma variation 1
The Kata guruma Mark Huizinga employed in his early competition days, where he wrapped his leg around his opponents. Illegal in competition since 2010
Mark Huizinga - Kata guruma variation 2
A more standard version of Kata guruma, where Mark Huizinga performs the technique from two knees. Illegal in competition since 2010
Mark Huizinga - The Huizinga Kata guruma
A variation on Kata guruma invented by Mark Huizinga, where he grabs the outside of his opponent's far leg. Illegal in competition since 2010
Mark Huizinga - Kata guruma for new IJF rules
Olympic Champion Mark Huizinga, a specialist in Kata guruma, shows how the technique can be adapted to the new IJF rules
Kata guruma - competition examples
Modern day competition examples to the new IJF rules of Kata guruma. Narrated by Dutch Olympic Champion Mark Huizinga
Takato's Kata guruma | Neil Adams
Neil Adams analyses the Kata guruma used by Japan's Naoshi Takato in the final of the 2015 Paris GS against France's Limare.
Mollaei’s reverse Kata guruma | Neil Adams
In the quarter finals of the Ekaterinburg Grand Slam 2018 Mollaei (IRI) catches both sleeves and takes Kabachirov (RUS) over for a reverse Kata guruma.
The Gokyo - Kata guruma (illegal)
The Gokyo version of Kata guruma, demonstrated by Neil Adams.