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KUMITE

The practise of kumite (sparring) takes place after the student has developed sufficient skills in the basic techniques and kata.

Initially 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.

Ippon Kumite

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