Sparring Concepts
1-Step Sparring (Ippon Kumite)


1-Step Sparring (Ippon Kumite)

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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  Kumite will help the student develop a better sense of distance and defensive angles for defense in sparring.  This type of kumite emphasizes techniques with basic form and structure, while learning move at angles from the attacker.