In this instructor training session, Matsuoka Sensei shares key positioning tactics in a randori scenario. Sensei shows proper ranges to execute techniques, and shares one of the most common errors he seen in randori.
Note the format Sensei uses to transmit this information to Chris Jones and Nastia Shuba. With these two instructors having nearly 40 years combined experience, Sensei focuses solely on showing and discussing tactics. There’s no technical correction and no practice opportunity for these instructors. Sensei knows that with this knowledge transfer, they have the skills and determination to put the concepts into practice.
Many of these same concepts are covered but at a brown belt level in another video in our library. Looking at “Randori: Controlling the Space”, you can see how many of the same concepts are taught to a brown belt level student. In contrast to this instructor training session, there’s more focus on technical refinement and practice.