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.
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
Kata guruma - competition examples
Modern day competition examples to the new IJF rules of Kata guruma. Narrated by Dutch Olympic Champion Mark Huizinga
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