The Randori-no-kata(乱取りの形) is the first kata in the BAA/JAA and SAF syllabi.
The Randori-no-kata demonstrates 17 basic techniques (Ju-nana hon) that illustrate the principles behind the techniques used in Randori (乱取り, free-practice) and allowable in Shiai (Competition). The Randori-no-kata is also used as a tool to teach the fundamental budo principles of avoidance, spacing, breaking-balance, pinning, locking, throwing and ukemi.
The 17 techniques are broken into the four sections as follows
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