History of my achievements in Judo

Donato Di Pierro


I started practicing Judo when I was 7 y.o. with my teacher Sensei Giambattista Guglielmi, 5th Dan Black Belt of Judo and 6th Dan Black Belt of Karate and official regional teacher responsible for Judo Kata in Apulia.


In 1990, during a Judo's stage at Fiera del Levante in Bari, I was present to a Judo demonstration done by Sensei Ezio Gamba (actually technical director of the Russian national team). He won the gold medal in Moscow Olympic Games in 1980, and his demonstration let me very enthusiastic in practicing Judo: since that day I had new objectives in Judo. To remember that event, I embroided both my name and surname on my Black Belt using an orange wire, due to the fact that in 1990 I was orange belt graduated.

I had a short competitive experience during my youth, then a stop period of 2 years in Judo but during that period I started practicing Karate.

I restarted judo in 1997 and I was the best executor to the black belt exams on 23th december 2002: I was graduated 1st Dan Black Belt of Judo.


In 2003 I followed the regional course to became a Technical Teacher and during that period I started writing my book about Judo due to the fact that I noticed how it was difficult to find all the informations needed for the exams' session. On 3rd january, 2004, I become a Judo Technical Teacher.


Since that day I had a quick escalation: I was graduated 1st Dan Black Belt of Karate (Shotokan Style) in 2004, then 2nd Dan Black Belt of Judo in 2005 and, at the same time, I become a member of the regional teacher team to teach Judo Kata in Apulia.

I won the qualification for the Italian Kata Championship in 2006, then I started with Sensei Giambattista Guglielmi and Sensei Giulio Valente, the team for studying Judo Kata in Apulia, and in the following years the regional Judo Kata Team was found. Actually, the "Team Kata Puglia", is active in practicing national and international competitions.


I won the gold medal and then the qualification to the Judo Kata Italian Competition, during years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012 practicing Katame-No-Kata as Tori (who executes the techniques) and I partecipated to a lot of Final Italian Championships with my Uke Sensei Giulio Valente.

Since 2008 I am also a regional referee for the Kata Competitions specialized in Nage-No-Kata, Katame-No-Kata and Kodokan-Goshin-Jutsu.

On 22th of march 2009, in Castiglion Fiorentino (AR) I won the Silver Medal in the Final Italian Judo Kata Championship (first medal for Apulia in a Final Italian Kata Championship), and I entered in the National Italian Team, partecipating to the 2nd International Judo Kata 'EJU-A' Tournament representing Italy, on 14th of november 2009 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (UD).


During my freetime, I wrote the technical book 'Judo Tecnico', for which the first edition was published in 2009 and had a quite success.


On 3rd of january 2010 I was graduated 3rd Dan Black Belt of Judo.




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My Medals


Podiums



21th january 2006 - Taranto: GOLD Kata Gran Prix, valid such Qualification to the Italian Kata Championship 2006, Katame No Kata;

27th january 2007 - Taranto: GOLD XV "Città di Taranto" Tournament, valid such Qualification to the Italian Kata Championship 2007, Katame No Kata;

26th january 2008 - Taranto: BRONZE Kata Gran Prix, Kodokan Goshin Jitsu;

26th january 2008 - Taranto: GOLD Kata Gran Prix, valid such Qualification to the Italian Kata Championship 2008, Katame No Kata;

31th january 2009 - Taranto: BRONZE XVII "Città di Taranto" Tournament, Kodokan Goshin Jitsu;

31th january 2009 - Taranto: BRONZE XVII "Città di Taranto" Tournament, valid such Qualification to the Italian Kata Championship 2009, Katame No Kata;

22th march 2009 - Castiglion Fiorentino (AR): SILVER Final Italian Judo Kata Championship 2009, Katame No Kata;

22th january 2011 - Taranto: GOLD XIX "Città di Taranto" Tournament, valid such Qualification to the Italian Kata Championship 2011, Katame No Kata;

18th june 2011 - Lipari (ME): BRONZE "Coppa Sicilia di Kata", Katame No Kata;

21th january 2012 - Taranto: GOLD XX "Città di Taranto" Tournament, valid such Qualification to the Italian Kata Championship 2012, Katame No Kata.


National and International Tournaments I partecipated


29th april 2006 - Lignano Sabbiadoro (UD): National Kata Gran Prix 2006, Katame No Kata, 16th classified;

1st april 2007 - Rome: Italian Kata Championship, Katame No Kata, 8th classified;

7th october 2007 - Cesenatico (FC): Region's Kata Tournament, Katame No Kata, 4th classified;

30th march 2008 - Cervia (RA): Italian Kata Championship, Katame No Kata, 12th classified;

27th september 2008 - Tarcento (UD): Region's Kata Tournament, Katame No Kata, 6th classified;

4th october 2009 - Catania: Region's Kata Tournament, Katame No Kata, 4th classified;

14th january 2009 - Lignano Sabbiadoro (UD): 2nd Kata E.J.U. "A" Tournament, Katame No Kata, 5th classified;

31th january 2010 - Giaveno (TO): International Kata Gran Prix Tournement "Città di Giaveno", Katame No Kata, 7th classified;

21th march 2010 - Ciserano (BG): Italian Judo Kata Championship, Katame No Kata, 5th classified;

9 april 2011 - Alghero (SS): Italian Judo Kata Championship, Katame No Kata, 13th classified;

25th september 2011 - Pordenone: Region's Kata Tournament, Katame No Kata, 5th classified;

29th january 2012 - Giaveno (TO): International Kata Gran Prix"Città di Giaveno", Katame No Kata, 6th classified;

24th march 2012 - Pordenone: Italian Judo Kata Championship, Katame No Kata, 10th classified;

29th january 2015 - Giaveno (TO): International Kata Gran Prix"Città di Giaveno", Katame No Kata, 13th classified;

11th april 2015 - Spoleto (PG): Region's Kata Tournament, Katame No Kata, 5th classified;




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