Kin Ryu Judo Club


The Basics of Judo


The Three Parts of JUDO


JUDO Can be likened to a three-legged stool. The three legs (parts) are:


- 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.


SHIAI (Contest)

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.