The Three Parts of JUDO
JUDO Can be likened to a three-legged stool. The three legs (parts)
- RANDORI (Free Practise)
- KATA (Pre-Arranged Forms)
- SHIAI (Contest)
If any one leg is removed, the stool falls over, which means that
without strengths in all these disciplines a player's JUDO will be flawed.
RANDORI (Free Practise)
This is JUDO’s equivalent of boxing’s sparring. There is no winner or
loser, and no pressure so skills and ranges of technique can be improved.
KATA (Pre-Arranged Forms)
The JUDO is presented in a formal way, with all movements
pre-arranged and practised.
The aim in a contest is to throw your opponent cleanly onto their
back, or hold them down on their back for twenty (20) seconds.
Seniors (over 16 yrs old) may also obtain
submissions from elbow locks or strangles.