2022 is about to begin, and as is tradition in the world of martial arts, Judo, and particularly in the Kodokan, it is the time of Kangeiko. This is a training that is traditionally carried out at low temperatures, in the coldest days and hours of winter, and that has been held since the founding of Kodokan in 1882.
The objective of this training is to cultivate, especially among young people, a series of values such as willpower or perseverance, and not only the physical one.
In the case of the Kodokan, this 10-day training takes place in the first days of January, between 5:30 and 7:30 in the morning. However, and in order to comply with current regulations in relation to the Coronavirus health crisis, We will train from January 1 to 10, from 6:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m..
During Kangeiko, all judoka must respect the following rules:
- Judokas must present themselves at the entrance of the Dojo no later than 6:05 am to proceed to take the temperature and disinfect their hands.
- The use of a mask is mandatory at all times.
- The use of white judogi is mandatory. Judokas must participate in training exclusively with Judogi, that is, without a shirt / sweatshirt under the jacket. Judokas must wear a white shirt underneath, preferably without drawings (similar to the one they wear in competition).
- Judokas must be perfectly uniformed in the tatami area at all times; that is, with the Judogi jacket perfectly placed and the belt correctly knotted.
- Judokas must remain outside the tatami area while they are not practicing, in silence, standing and with the mask on, that is, the breaks will take place outside the tatami respecting the security measures related to the Covid.
At 6:30 am there will be a break in which the Judok @ s will form to pass roll.
The training will consist of the following parts:
- A guided individual warm-up;
- Free Uchikomi practice in pairs, supervised by the club teachers, who will correct mistakes and help improve techniques and their execution; Y
- Free Randori session, no times.
Normas del Randori
It is recalled that Randori consists of executing the techniques, both attack and defense, in a free way, but always respecting the basic principles of Judo:
- The Randori will begin and end with a seated salute, Zarei, towards the portrait of Jigoro Kano Shihan, from the edge of the tatami. When this salute is performed on one side, the highest grade Judoka will sit closest to the portrait, while when performed on the opposite front, the highest grade Judoka will sit to the right – facing the portrait.
- The Randori should start and work from a grip in Shizen-tai (basic grip) and should not fight for the Kumikata.
- The techniques must be executed with precision and obstacles must not be placed to fall, that is, the use of the technique must prevail and turns should be avoided to save falls.
- When falling, the tatami should be hit, both to prevent injuries in the fall and to recognize a well-executed technique and accept with honor the defeat in that Randori set.
- Techniques in Makikomi are forbidden.
Likewise, Judokas should understand the types of Randori that exist, and apply them depending on the technical and physical differences between the practitioners:
- Kakari-geiko: Radori with Judokas of a higher technical level than ours. In these situations we should not put ourselves in a defensive situation but we should try to attack as much as possible focusing on a good technical execution, without worrying about falling. We must practice with attention to the counterattacks and attacks of our rival and try to learn from their knowledge and technical level.
- Hikitate-geiko: Randori with Judokas of a lower technical level than ours. In these situations we must train taking into account the strength and technique of our partner, guiding him in such a way that he can assimilate the concepts and progress.
- Sute-geiko: Randori among Judokas with great differences at a technical level. The work consists of the constant attack by the lower level Judoka, while the superior technique Judoka always responds by counterattacking.
- Gokaku-geiko: Randori among Judokas of a similar level, in which a work is carried out at maximum intensity without forgetting that it is a Randori, taking the opportunity to experiment on the Tokui-waza (special technique) of the judoka.
- Mitori-geiko: training that is carried out observing those who are superior to us in technique, paying attention to the details and then putting them into practice in our next practices.
Although there are more types of Randori, these are the ones that we will use in the Kan-geiko.
Please pay special attention to Mitori-geiko, and respect the differences in level, age and strength between the different participants so that together we can have good Judo sessions that favor the technical progression of all the participants.
Seiryoku-Zenyo Y Jita-Kyoei