Are there too many kicks in TSD?

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Makalakumu

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I clicked on and it came up quite weird so couldn't watch it.

I do think that while it says in the book they are blocks you can use them how you need to, They look ungainly in the TSD katas though, ( they are also used in the TSD Bassai to even worse effect)

Looks the like mobile version of that link posted from my iPad. I see that "block" as kogoshi. The video shows a version of kogoshi that looks like was directly taken from the kata. Really cool stuff!
 

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I don't think they are kicks or blocks, but weight shifts to throw an opponent
 

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I don't think they are kicks or blocks, but weight shifts to throw an opponent

So why aren't there kicks and blocks in Judo? You can weight shift quite easily without having to throw your leg up in the air first! of course if you are going to throw your leg in the air you might as well make it a kick!
 

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look at the evolution of the form. It was made as a kick for aesthetics IMO. SHito Ryu doesn't even do kicks there and the applications make sense much more clearly without it being a kick.
 
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