KUMITE


Kumite is where Karateka practice attack, block and counter attack with an opponant in a controlled manner. There are a number of different types of kumite from basic one step sparring (Ippon Kumite) through to free sparring (Jiyu-Kumite). However they are all designed to prepare the Karate-ka for the actual application of Karate.

 

        Kihon ippon kumite              Basic one step sparring
        Sanbon kumite                     Basic three step sparring
        Gohon kumite                       Basic five step sparring
        Kaeshi ippon kumite            One step return sparring
        Jiyu-ippon kumite                One step semi-free sparring
        Okuri jiyu-ippon kumite       Two step semi-free sparring
        Jiyu-kumite                          Free sparring

By practicing Kumite we learn not only control and respect for our training partner but we also learn and develop our understanding of Maai and Tai Sabaki 
 
Maai
(distancing)
Controlling the distance between oneself and the opponent is often the decisive factor in kumite. Being aware of the distance to target will determine which techniques will be the most effective and the subsequent ability to pull those techniques before striking a training partner is only possible with appropriate distancing.  
 
Tai Sabaki
(body shifting)
Taking your body "offline" to negate an opponant's attack whilst remaining in distance to effectively execute your own counter attack.

 

Kihon Ippon Kumite

SET 1

JODAN             AGE UKE / GYAKU ZUKI  Right leg back in Zenkutsu Dachi
 

CHUDAN          UDE UKE / GYAKU ZUKI  Right leg back in Zenkutsu Dachi

MAE GERI        GEDAN BARAI / GYAKU ZUKI  Right leg back 45° in Zenkutsu Dachi

 

SET 2

JODAN              Slide back Right leg 45° TATE SHUTO (Kokutsu Dachi) to GYAKU SHUTO UCHI                                   (Zenkutsu Dachi)
 

CHUDAN           Step back Left leg UDE UKE (Zenkutsu Dachi) to YOKO EMPI (Kiba Dachi)
 

MAE GERI        Step back Right leg to left side, block GYAKU GEDAN BARAI (right hand) JODAN                                 KIZAMI ZUKI (left hand) CHUDAN GYAKU ZUKI (right hand) (all Zenkutsu Dachi)

 

SET 3

JODAN             Slide back 45° to left side AGE UKE (Haisuku Dachi) YOKO GERI KEAGE to YOKO                                 EMPI (Kiba Dachi)
 

CHUDAN          Slide 45° right side MOROTE UKE (Kokutsu Dachi) KIZAMI ZUKI / GYAKU ZUKI                                 (Zenkutsu Dachi)
 

MAE GERI        Step back left leg JUJI UKE (Zenkutsu Dachi) JODAN JUJI UCHI
 

KEKOMI           Slide back right leg 45° to left side UDE UKE / GYAKU ZUKI (Zenkutsu Dachi)

 

SET 4

JODAN           Step back right leg AGE UKE (Zenkutsu Dachi) pull back half step MAE GERI / AGE                                EMPI (may substitute MAWASHI EMPI)
 

CHUDAN        Slide 45° Right side SHUTO UKE (Kokutsu Dachi) MAE GERI / SHIHON NUKITE                                  (Zenkutsu Dachi)
 

MAE GERI      Slide 45° Right side GEDAN BARAI (Haisoko Dachi) YOKO GERI KEAGE / JODAN                                SHUTO UCHI (Zenkutsu Dachi)
 

KEKOMI         Step back right leg 45° to left side HAIWAN UKE (Kiba Dachi) GYAKU ZUKI

                        (Zenkutsu Dachi)
 

MAWASHI GERI    Slide 45° right side UCHI UKE / GYAKU ZUKI (Zenkutsu Dachi)

SET 5

JODAN            Step back right leg JUJI UKE (Zenkutsu Dachi) twist through to OTOSHI EMPI
 

CHUDAN         Step 45° left side GEDAN BARAI (Haisoku Dachi) YOKO GERI KEKOMI / GYAKU                                 ZUKI (Zenkutsu Dachi)
 

MAE GERI       GEDAN BARAI (Neko Ashi Dachi) to MAWASHI EMPI (Zenkutsu Dachi)
 

KEKOMI          Right leg 45° to left HAIWAN UKE (Kokutsu Dachi) HAITO UCHI (Zenkutsu Dachi)
 

MAWASHI GERI   Left leg 45° to right side MOROTE GAIWAN UKE to MOROTE YOKO EMPI 

                                 (all Kiba Dachi)

The following videos are included courtesy of Sensei Paul Walker 6th Dan (SKIF)

Jodan Kihon Sets 1-5                                      Chudan Kihon Sets 1-5

Mae Geri Kihon Sets 1-5                                                  Kekomi Kihon Sets 3-5

Note: for safety reasons the execution of set 1 and set 2

         is taught and performed at 45° 

                                            Mawashi Geri Kihon Sets 4-5

 

Sanbon Kumite

SET 1

JODAN           AGE UKE Right leg back in Zenkutsu Dachi
 

CHUDAN        UDE UKE Left leg back in Zenkutsu Dachi
 

MAE GERI      GEDAN BARAI / GYAKU ZUKI  Right leg back 45° in Zenkutsu Dachi

SET 2

JODAN           AGE UKE Right leg back in Zenkutsu Dachi
 

CHUDAN        UCHI UKE Left leg back in Zenkutsu Dachi 
 

MAE GERI      Step back Right leg to left side, block GYAKU GEDAN BARAI (right hand) JODAN                                     KIZAMI ZUKI (left hand) CHUDAN GYAKU ZUKI (right hand) in Zenkutsu Dachi

SET 3

JODAN           Step back JODAN MOROTE HAIWAN UKE in Kokutsu Dachi
 

CHUDAN        Step back CHUDAN MOROTE UCHI UKE in Kokutsu Dachi
 

MAE GERI      Step back SEKUI UKE / GYAKU ZUKI in Kokutsu Dachi 

SET 4

JODAN           Step back YAMA UKE in Kiba Dachi
 

CHUDAN        Step back TEISHO UKE in Kiba Dachi
 

MAE GERI      Step back GEDAN BARAI / YOKO EMPI in Kiba Dachi

SET 5

JODAN          Rotating anti-clockwise AGE UKE Right leg back in Zenkutsu Dachi
 

CHUDAN       Rotating clockwise UDE UKE Left leg back in Zenkutsu Dachi
 

MAE GERI     Rotating anti-clockwise GEDAN BARAI / GYAKU ZUKI Right leg back in Zenkutsu Dachi

The following videos are included courtesy of Sensei Paul Walker 6th Dan (SKIF)

Sanbon Kumite Sets 1-2                                  Sanbon Kumite Sets 3-5

 

Gohon Kumite 


Courtesy of Paul Walker

Kaeshi Ippon Kumite

 
Courtesy of Hanshi Mick Randall (circa 1980)

Jiyu Ippon Kumite

SET 1

JODAN        TATE SHUTO / GYAKU ZUKI (Zenkutsu Dachi)
 

CHUDAN      SOTO UDE UKE / GYAKU ZUKI (Zenkutsu Dachi)
 

MAE GERI    GEDAN BARAI / GYAKU ZUKI (Zenkutsu Dachi)

 

SET 2

JODAN         NAGASHI UKE / URA ZUKI (Zenkutsu Dachi)
 

CHUDAN      (left hand) CHUDAN SHUTO BARAI (stepping back left foot) JODAN URAKEN (stepping                           forward with right foot and striking with right hand) (Zenkutsu Dachi)
 

MAE GERI    GYAKU GEDAN BARAI / KIZAMI ZUKI / GYAKU ZUKI (Zenkutsu Dachi)
 

KEKOMI       CHUDAN HAIWAN UKE / CHUDAN GYAKU ZUKI (Zenkutsu Dachi)

 

SET 3

JODAN         (step away left foot) AGE UKE / CHUDAN KIZAMI MAWASHI GERI / CHUDAN                                     GYAKU ZUKI (Zenkutsu Dachi)
 

CHUDAN      GEDAN BARAI / CHUDAN URA ZUKI (Zenkutsu Dachi) then step through and behind
 

MAE GERI    GEDAN JUJI UKE / JODAN SHUTO UCHI
 

KEKOMI       MOROTE TE AWASE UKE / JODAN SHUTO UCHI / GYAKU ZUKI (Zenkutsu Dachi)
 

MAWASHI GERI     JODAN UCHI UKE / CHUDAN GYAKU ZUKI (Zenkutsu Dachi)

 
 

The following videos are included courtesy of Sensei Paul Walker 6th Dan (SKIF)

Jiyu Ippon Kumite - Jodan                              Jiyu Ippon Kumite - Chudan

Jiyu Ippon Kumite - Mae Geri                         Jiyu Ippon Kumite - Kekomi

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