Sparring Concepts
Semi-Free Sparring (Jiyu Ippon Kumite)

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Semi-Free Sparring (Jiyu Ippon Kumite)

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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 Shotokan Karate.

Juyi-ppon  Kumite will help the student develop a better sense of setup and strategy for offense and defense in sparring.  This type of kumite emphasizes movement and setup, as well as basic reaction training.