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Old 03-13-2001, 02:37 PM   #47
Steve Speicher
Dojo: Aikido of Central Ohio
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 42

I'm a little confused on what randori is exactly.

We practice randori in my dojo periodically, but it is just a multiple attacker situation, nothing to do with competition or scoring (not that there's anything wrong with that).

So I thought that was what randori entailed, one person defending from multiple attackers.

As randori is presented here though, it seems to be a type of competition, like that of Tomiki style.

So where is my limited knowledge of the Japanese language leading me wrong??

To better put it, does randori have multiple definitions??

Steve Speicher
May I ask what is meant by the strong, moving power (hao jan chih chi)? "It
is difficult to describe," Mencius replied. -- Mencius IIA2

403-256 BCE
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