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"Randori" is an album by Swiss pianist and composer Nik Bärtsch's band Ronin recorded in Switzerland in 2002 and first released on the Tonus Music label.


  1. Randori is a term used in Japanese martial arts to describe free-style practice. The term literally means "chaos taking" or "grasping freedom," implying a freedom from the structured practice of kata. Randori may be contrasted with kata, as two potentially complementary types of training.
  2. Randori: A randori is an exploratory form of a kata where the whole group participates in carrying out an improvised choreography rather than following a rehearsed sequence of steps. Each member of the group takes a turn at the keyboard, adding to the code. For example, if there are six participants, each may have a seven minute turn as the developer. When the time is up, the co-pilot who was the other person in the pair programming team takes over as the pilot and a new co-pilot joins in.

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Google previewWhen Things Seem Odd (2016)

Polly and the Internal Guardian by Michael Joseph Legare

Randori is a term used in Japanese martial arts to describe a particular form of free-style sparring .

Google previewJudo Memoirs of Jigoro Kano (2008)

by Brian N. Watson

Randori Unlike kata, which is a series of prearranged techniques performed in slow motion, randori is a free practice bout in which any kind ofjudo throw or groundwork technique may be executed provided that it is performed in a safe manner.

Google previewUnarmed Combat: Hand-to-hand fighting skills from the world's most elite fighting units (SAS and Elite Forces Guide) (2010)

by Martin J Dougherty

Randori is a term borrowed from the martial art of Judo, for a contest where the combatants start standing and cannot strike one another.

Google previewRedemption (2016)

A Street Fighter's Path to Peace by Michael Clarke

Randori is a type of free sparring, allowing all the traditional techniques to be used during the exchange. Gormless is a word from the Gaelic tradition, used to describe someone with a blank look, being clueless, or acting stupidly. A roshi is a ...

Google previewAdvanced Aikido (2012)

by Phong Thong Dang, Lynn Seiser

Randori is a classical training application. The tori is approached and attacked by several ukes. Often the attacks and responses are predetermined in order to focus on specific techniques. Flowing from one training partner to another makes ...

Google previewA Masters Guide to The Way of the Warrior (2016)

by stefan verstappen

Self-defence/ Randori Randori is a Japanese term that means "chaos taking";. 294 A Masters Guide ...

Google previewThe Illustrated Encyclopedia of Body-mind Disciplines (1999)

by Nancy Allison

Randori, or free sparring, is a ...

Google previewUrban Dictionary (2012)

Freshest Street Slang Defined by Aaron Peckham

Bec em bee kay malendras DinoDavid GFVFTL Randori Mr M. lster voltages daphniab ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

nagewaza throwing technique ne-waza ground technique randori free fighting shai a contest shiaijo contest area shido Minor penalty for infringement. ne-wasa sono-mama Referee's command to “ freeze.

Google previewTuttle Dictionary Martial Arts Korea, China & Japan (2012)

by Daniel Kogan, Sun-Jin Kim

free technique or practice, similar to either judo randori or karate jiyu kumite jja da (K) [Common Usage] to squeeze jjae (K) [Tae.

Google previewThe South African Dictionary of Sport (2003)

by Joel Alswang

tanden the navel tanto randori a fighting event, which is free fighting between two contestants, over two rounds of two minutes each toro defender ukemi the correct performance of a throw, or control in the ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History (2008)

4 Volume Set by Bonnie G. Smith

with only limited free practice (randori) and no competition. Still, the image of the female martial artist was a powerful one. Self-defense books aimed at women began appear with ...

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