Sparring Concepts
3-Step Sparring (Sambon Kumite)


3-Step Sparring (Sambon Kumite)

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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.

Sanbon Kumite will help the student develop a better sense of distance in both offense and defense.  This type of kumite emphasizes techniques with basic form and structure, while learning to step and adjust distance.