The Winning Kata from the 2006 Shodokan Aikido Australia & New Zealand Freestyle kata competition. Tori: John Fogarty Uke: Konrad Chmielewski. Both these guys learned Shodokan Aikido from Alan Higgs Sensei, and I have been fortunate enough to train at the same dojo with them when visiting Brisbane, Queensland. This was a new kata put together with Alan Sensei’s guidance so the guys could go to Japan and impress the judges over there. And since they won first prize, I’d say the judges thought it pretty good stuff – as I do, too!. It goes to show that Tomiki-style Aikido can be anything but ‘touchy-feely’. It is very effective.