Friday, October 25, 2013

Judo versus Karate

Karate has much more in common with Judo than most realize. At Dan level the training originally included study of the kata, or classical two person exercises. The 4th kata, the Kime-No-Kata  or Kata of is Defense, both kicking and striking are studied, reminiscent of karate itself. The first series is Idori or seated movements, the second series is Tachi=Ai  or standing techniques. Here are some examples.

Never assume what is in the Judoka vocabulary.
This was prepared using M. Kawaishi “The Complete 7 Katas of Judo”, by The  Overlook Press, 1952, U.S. Edition 1982

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