Kata Practitioner Days

A Kata Practitioner Day is a forum for sharing first-hand experiences and lessons learned from practice of the kata patterns.

We encourage you to run a Kata Practitioner Day in your region, or even within an organisation.


How to run a Kata Practitioner Day

Anyone can organise a Practitioner Day. All you need is

  • three or more kata practitioners to present, approximately 20-30 minutes each. Note that the practitioners do not have to be experts. It is often more interesting to hear from people who are on the way, about what they are learning.
  • facilitation of the Kata in the Classroom exercise
  • a guest speaker for a 30-minute presentation. Perhaps a professor, sports or music coach on a topic like learning new skills, scientific thinking or deliberate practise.

Example agenda:

9:00 – 9:10 Welcome by the hosts

9:10 – 9:40 Guest speaker

9:40 – 10:00 Practitioner presentation 1

10:00 – 10:10 Discussion / Q&A

10:10 – 10:30 Break & networking

10:30 – 10:50 Practitioner presentation 2

10:50 – 11:10 Practitioner presentation 3

11:10 – 11:30 Practitioner presentation 4

11:30 – 12:00 Discussion / Q&A

12:00 – 12:45 Lunch

Organising and promoting your Practitioner Day

Each Practitioner Day handles its own sponsorship, registration, and other organisation. The fee generally ranges from 150 Euro per person to free, its your choice.

Practitioner Days are often hosted and marketed in collaboration with a local/regional business consortium or similar. These organisations are usually happy to have you bring the content while they organise the meeting space and help to publicise the event.

  • Are you looking for ideas on how to promote a Practitioner Day? Get inspired by these flyers from previous events.
  • Do you want support in organising a Kata Practitioner Day? Please contact Rikard Sjöström, +46707952929, rikard.sjostrom@kataeurope.eu


Tell us about your Kata Practitioner Day

The KataEurope team will support you and your efforts, and we would like to share what you are doing. Let us know when you are running a Practitioner Day and well promote and share your activity in the European kata community. Be sure to take photos and send them to us.

Its easy, fun, and is a great way to share!