Here at the frontier, the leaves fall like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians, there are still two cups at my table.

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Judo: Koshi no Kata

In Judo practice, ten kata are recognized by the Kodokan today. Among them is Koshi no Kata, which comes from an ancestor art of Judo, Kito Ryu Jujutsu.

Koshi no Kata was originally meant to be practiced in armor. The founder of Judo, Jigoro Kano, chose to preserve it as it embodied the principles of Judo.

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