Thoughts on judo practice as interdependence

by mari

Posted on 2020-05-19

otaku image by mari Thoughts on judo practice as interdependence

During this time of social distancing, I've been thinking about the human impulse towards being a part of an affinity group, a shared register of "we", and how much I have gradually solidified my identity as a judoka since taking up judo again as an adult. I derive a lot of meaning and value from identifying as a judoka. The interdependence and sense of "we" in judo are so deeply intertwined for me that sustaining judo practice without the tori-uke partnership, the instructor, or the dojo as a whole, has become a bigger challenge than anticipated.

Photo credit source: Kodokan Judo Institute
 

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