Chuck Clark wrote:
A very large part of our practice in Jiyushinkai (after learning our seiteigata or standardized syllabus for learning kihon which is similar to playing scales and chord progressions, etc. in music) is our randori practice which stimulates intuitive, creative thinking and decision making skills. Very similar to playing jazz.
Sounds very interesting. Jazz on the mat. I could probably get into that.
Your post just reminded me of a terminology issue. I see jiyu waza as a free form practice and randori as a multiple attacker event. I tend to forget that some view randori as free form practice. I don't know if that is how you see it but you reminded me of that distinction. So thank you for that.