In kihon ippon kumite the basic attacks and counters are practised in a set and rigid way. With jiyu ippon kumite these basic techniques are practised in a more. Description of Jiyu Ippon Kumite: After bowing the training partners face each other in shizentai (hachiji-dachi)―with ryoken daitae mae―with. Shotokan Jiyu Ippon Kumite – More advanced one step free style sparring. Introduced to students generally when they have reached the level of brown belt.

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Irrespective of this point every time the drill concludes karateka display mutual respect by engaging in ojigi which, in this case is the standing bow. These assist the Karateka through the different levels in their development from beginner to black belt.

When an attack is launched you respond by launching your attack which should be quicker, therefore beating your opponent to the target. For example, your opponent attacks oi zuki jodan. Retrieved from ” https: This article needs additional citations for verification. Sunday, 23 July Jiyu Ippon Kumite. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. In doing this, it may seem like the student is pulling his punches, when actually, he is developing technique first.

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Kyokushinkai and its “offshoot” karate organizations are the styles usually known to promote knockdown tournament rules. This is the element that takes the basic techniques and uses them in actual combat or fighting situations. First, is the quickness versus skill argument.


In the case of an oi zuki jodan attack the defender would shift back into zenkutsu dachi and execute a strong hidari age uke, and then deliver a migi gyaku zuki as a counter attack.

Shotokan Kumite

Except for a life or death self-defense situation, the spirit and power of the single lethal strike can only be achieved when a karateka does not have to avoid injuring their training partner. That way he will be fully committed to his technique and you will catch him off guard.

This page was last edited on 25 Septemberat The second element is kata. Many beginners, while sparring, will be instructed to develop control and accuracy first, then speed and power later. Webarchive template wayback links Articles needing additional references from October All articles needing additional references All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from December Wikipedia articles with GND identifiers.

In jiyu ippon kumite it is important to stay in kmuite state of awareness zanshin. You should see all.

Active Interest Media, Inc. The hangeki, or counterattack, is usually either jodan or chudan gyaku-zuki. Often people forget to kiai on the attack, which is reflective of them just going through the motions.

In ippon kumite the student blocks the attack and then counter attacks. With any of kumiite above techniques it is important after delivering the counter to move out of range and back into kamae quickly. Some schools might limit contact to light contact all around, while others may employ power usage at higher grades.


For the Chinese film, see Star Runner. I see this a lot on videos of Western instructors who post a lot on Youtube. Instead, points are only awarded for knocking, sweeping, kmite throwing your opponent to the floor. I will leave it there for today.

André Bertel’s Karate-Do: Jiyu Ippon Kumite

Since the word “kumite” refers to forms of sparring, it covers a vast range of activities. In karate, this is gyaku-zuki due to the aforementioned points; furthermore, muscle memory via fundamental training and kata. If a karateka steps out of kumitw ring, they are given a warning.

If these are ignored, good timing is impossible. Upon the completion of their attack they maintain zanshin in a strong forward facing tachikata. Again after the counter it is important to shift out of range and back into kamae quickly.

Another response, this time to oi zuki chudan could be hidari gedan barrai, migi mae geri. Japanese martial arts Okinawan martial arts Chinese martial arts.

It also helps to develop Zanshin awarenessMaai distancingand Unsoku movement.

Both these attacks should be quicker than the oi zuki therefore beating your opponent to the target.