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Old 06-18-2004, 08:25 AM   #11
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Re: Randori

I said in the Aikido world what people mean by randori is usually multiple person jyuwaza. So just clarify for me - do you mean that in Iwama style it's called jyuwaza no matter how many uke attack (this would be in line with Tomiki Aikido) or is randori something else entirely. For us what defines randori is the loss of the uke/tori distinction. I never got the impression in my travels that Iwama randori was any different from mainstream Aikikai but that of course doesn't mean much.

steff miller wrote:
Sorry Peter but there is also a little mistake in your last post. In some style like Iwama its always juwaza. Randori is not the nest level up in our style, dont know about others. but everything you can do in randori can be applied in juwaza. I know the consept of juwaza is very different in tomiki and other styles. But i would never see randori as an advanced juwaza. what makes it more advanced or next level up?

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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