classification, as well as technical classification in all martial
in one of two categories:
types of classification live besides each other often in a permanent
conflict while individual elements of each switching side at times as
moving from one linguistic and cultural environment into another (and
overlapping at the same time – what is descriptive in one language is
in any other).
classification just assigns name, at times just arbitrary name, to a
element to make possible to name it in conversation between
“initiated”. Good example
of nominative classification is Aikido: “technique number one” and
number four” are very different, but you can’t see it by name only
versed in Aikido.
classification on the other side based on abbreviated decryption of a
element. Examples are “throw over shoulder”, “hip throw”, or “foot
Those descriptions often point to the key visible element that
this particular technique from others.
types of classification have full citizenship rights in World of
descriptive classification is very helpful in process of training
for beginners, but not only) when nominative classification is
in cross-language communications (witch is key in international
during events with multi-lingual participants).
classification is in Japanese and in it it’s descriptive, but it’s
nominative for all non-Japanese speakers.
introduced Judo in Russia,
one of the first things he did was translation of Japanese terms into
of his new students. As eventually his version of Judo
the new Russian terms established themselves as new formal
international, the whole story repeated itself: descriptive Russian
became non-descriptive nominative classification for non-Russian
of solid classification is one of key processes in transition from
arts into martial arts (terms “fighting”, “martial” aren’t that
but common – martial arts developed in time of “peace” from fighting
there refinement and adaptation for non-war environment).
Types of classification
Does classification matter?
Judo Classification & Judo Canon