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Sparring (Kumite) videos

Traditional Non-Contact Sparring

In traditional karate it is important to learn sparring in a systematic and controlled method. This series of downloadable videos detail the concepts of distance, footwork and timing which, along with proper form for the technique, are necessary to be successful at traditional non-contact sparring. The videos are broken into smaller files to make easier to jump straight to the section you wish to practice
  • Sparring Concepts Sanbon Kumite Download

    Sparring Concepts 1- Sanbon (Three-step) Kumite   This video teaches basic level three-step (sanbon) kumite.  This type of kumite is often required for the lowest ranks of testing in Japanese Shotokan Karate...

  • Sparring Concepts Ippon Kumite Download

    Sparring Concepts 1- Ippon (One-step) Kumite   This video teaches basic level one-step (Ippon) kumite.  This type of kumite is often required for the kyu ranks of testing in Japanese Shotokan Karate. Ippon ...

  • Sparring Concepts Jiyu-Ippon Kumite Download

    Sparring Concepts 1- Juyi-Ippon (Semi-Free) Kumite   This video teaches semi-free (Juyi-Ippon) kumite.  This type of kumite is often required for the upper kyu ranks and Shodan level of testing in Japanese...