Friday, October 05, 2007

Goshin Jitsu

The third of the Kodokan judo kata set, Goshin Jitsu (The Forms of Self-Defense) is the Kodokan's modern self defense kata. Invented in the 1950's by a committee headed by Tomiki, it bears a striking resemblance to Tomiki aikido, including the Tomiki kata, Koryu Daisan (also known as Goshin no kata).

4 comments:

  1. Hey Patrick, do you think you might be able to highlight the differences between the way this kata is practiced in Judo and Tomiki Aikido?

    I'm a novice Judoka and have yet to learn any of the kata, but the Goshin Jutsu interests me the most.

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  2. So that was interesting. A lot of the moves that I saw were what I'd call "Aikido". I wouldn't even have thought this was Judo! I guess all things come together in the end.

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  3. Kurt, I'll love to post on that - just give me a day or two to come up with something worth reading.

    PF - right on! these things all become about the same thing as you approach the end of hte official 'student ranks.' Somewhere around sandan.

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  4. Its great to see Judo practised in this way. A lot of judo schools concentrate a lot on competition and neglet the self defence techniques which Kano added in his syllubus. Great post

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