Judo Kata Tandoku Renshu ComplaintsI've herd untold complaints over the years about the Judo Kata Tandoku Renshu.
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What is Tandoku Renshu?Tandoku Renshu is the official name given by the Kodokan (Professor Kano's Judo school) in the book Kodakan Judo, to series of Exercise movements, that comprises of the first part of a much longer Kata known as Sei-ryoku-Zen’yo Kokumin-Taiiku. It was devised by Professor Kano because he said, as I understand it, that he found the Calisthenic type exercises boring and not relevant to Judo. It is often performed in Kata competition as a Kata in itself. Below is a video version of the Tandoku Renshu. The term Tandoku Renshu can, I'm told, also be applied to all forms of individual exercise.
So what's wrong with the Tandoku Renshu?
Well from my pointing of view, nothing.
But those who hate it would say:
- It's not real martial arts
- I'm a competition player and Kata has no relevance to me
- The punches and kick are not how you would really do them they would be in effective
So lets deal with these one at a time: