of kumite (sparring) takes place after the student has developed
sufficient skills in the basic techniques and kata.
kumite is pre-arranged (both people know what the other will do). As
skill increases this evolves into free-sparring where nothing is
pre-arranged and techniques may be used freely. Attacks must be stopped
just short of a vital point and no contact is allowed.
Jiyu Ippon Kumite
Training Tip (previous tip removed -watch this page for next one)
The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the character of the participants - Gichin Funakoshi