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Randori : Free exercise and free thought

Not concentrating on any one thing also means freeing oneself of all the thoughts that preoccupy man: ego, passion, and any kind of fixation. Takuan once said: "When the mind is nowhere in particular, it is called spirit without thought. To concentrate one's on something is called shirt with thought. Therefore, the mind must be active without concentrating on any one thing."

This mental attitude is called randori, meaning "free exercise", which create all the conditions of a real fight. Kano Jigoro said: "The two partners must always be on the alert to try to discover the opponents weaknesses by being ready to attack as soon as the opportunity arises".

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