Kata is Important Lets get CreativePeople often forget that Judo is a martial art and Kata is the foundation of the art of this martial art.
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Competition Judo players often complain that they are required to do Kata as part of their grading but fail to consider that the reason why judo does not go the way of so many martial arts is because of Kata. Many of that modern Jujutsu schools (not all) have become bastions of teachers, teaching things that they believe works but does not and for as long as judo has been about it has not fallen for this trap because of Kata.
If a player is finding that a throw is not working properly they can go to the Kata that contains it and find out why.
Competition players who complain about Kata also forget that every time they do Uchi Komi the are practising a form of Kata. I've even had one competition player brag how they don't do Uchi Komi either; yet when asked do they practice a throw or a set of throw repeatedly they have said: "of course" and that is Kata.