Randori-no-kata

>Phil and Matt: Demonstrating the Randori-no-kata in 2011 at the 9th International Aikido Tournament
>Phil and Matt: Demonstrating the Randori-no-kata in 2011 at the 9th International Aikido Tournament

The Randori-no-kata is the first kata in the BAA Grading syllabus. The kata has the following four sections:

Atemi Waza

The Atemi Waza is a set of five techniques that are classified as striking techniques.

  • Shomen Ate: Strike from the Front
  • Aigamae Ate: Strike from Same Posture
  • Gyakugamae Ate: Strike from Reverse Posture
  • Gedan Ate: Strike from Low Level
  • Ushiro Ate: Strike from Behind

Hiji Waza

The Hiji Waza is a set of five techniques that are classified as elbow techniques.

  • Oshi Taoshi: Pushing Topple
  • Ude Gaeshi: Arm Reversal
  • Hiki Taoshi: Pulling Topple
  • Ude Hineri: Arm Twist
  • Waki Gatame: Fixing the Side

Tekubi Waza

The Tekubi Waza is a set of four techniques that are classified as wrist techniques.

  • Kote Hineri: Wrist Twist
  • Kote Gaeshi: Wrist Reversal
  • Tenkai Kote Hineri: Rotating Wrist Twist
  • Tenkai Kote Gaeshi: Rotating Wrist Reversal

Uki Waza

The Uki Waza is a set of three techniques that are classified as floating techniques.

  • Mae Otoshi: Front Drop
  • Sumi Otoshi: Corner Drop
  • Hiki Otoshi: Pulling Drop