Glossary of Judo terminology

Sute geiko (Freestyle practice)

Sute geiko (Freestyle practice)

Sute geiko (Freestyle practice) involves training with a partner of higher skill than oneself, and executing Waza with all one's strength from a moving, light-gripped fighting stance, with the partner offering no resistance.
In Sute geiko (Freestyle practice), all Waza are executed (at full power) by the less skilled partner. Because the more skilled partner knows the correct postures for receiving Waza, he receives them without fear, allowing the less skilled partner to experience and learn the finer points of offense and defense with his body.
This differs from Randori (Free sparring) in that the more skilled and less skilled partners take turns executing the Waza in Randori (Free sparring) in order to more closely simulate the offense and defense which occurs in an actual contest.