The title of this article is simply Judo, because it’s about Judo and more special about randori and kata.
It’s called Judo 1, because there will also be an article called Judo 2 etc.
Judo is a game, a sport, a system of physical education, a system for physical and mental development, a system of self-defence, a cultural-movement activity, a philosophy, an attitude, a way of life. The sequence of this enumeration depends other things, on the age, the quality, the interest, the stage of development and the stage of life of the judoka. Of course more circumstances, personal values and competences added to this list, which I leave to the reader of this article.
In this article I will not go into the history of judo, because Professor Murata, Dr Brousse,
Dr Cadot and Professor de Cree can do that in a, to be organized, seminar about the history of judo.
This article can be a contribute to the understanding, by means of exchange of views on the importance of randori and kata.