What is taiso?

Taiso is a form of conditioning used in jujutsu, a Japanese martial art that requires proper and precise movement. Martial artists use taiso to avoi

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Why taiso?

Taiso is a conditioning system designed to prevent injury when practicing a martial art, specifically jujutsu. Done well, taiso teaches and trains

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How do I start?

How do you put a taiso workout together? Easy. First you remember the movements you need to cover, pick the appropriate mode of movement and a loa

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What is taiso?

Taiso is a form of conditioning used in jujutsu, a Japanese martial art that requires proper and precise movement. Martial artists use taiso to avoid injury. It happens to be a great workout, too. (Goshin) Taiso = Goshin (protective) tai (body) + so (hardening) is a generic Japanese term for conditioning. It can range from simply stretching to very serious conditioning. Essentially, it is […]

Why taiso?

Taiso is a conditioning system designed to prevent injury when practicing a martial art, specifically jujutsu. Done well, taiso teaches and trains proper biomechanics. It is also scalable for people at a variety of fitness levels and for people with disabilities. Jujutsu strives to use the minimal amount of force necessary so that one can deal with larger […]

How do I start?

How do you put a taiso workout together? Easy. First you remember the movements you need to cover, pick the appropriate mode of movement and a loading pattern. Then you pick one ‘anchor’ exercise for the day, that is to say, one big exercise you will use as punctuation. I usually settle on one of falling (ukemi), swings,  pistols […]

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