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Shotokan Karate Kumite Simultaneous Block Strike Exercise

Here is a kumite exercise working on simultaneous block and counter strikes with a fast strike immediately after the block and a take down on the fourth combination. The attacker punches with a left kizami zuki (jab punch), the defender blocks and strikes simultaneously, soto uke (outsideblock) and gyaku zuki (reverse punch). The blocking hand […]


11 Shotokan Karate Tips To Help Your Kumite

Here are some very basic shotokan kumite tips to help with your sparring, many karateka ignore these basic areas, in favour of intricate combinations and sparring drills. But these areas are what creates a great karateka! Some karateka hate the kumite part of the class and some only go for the kumite! But whether you enjoy […]


Shotokan Kumite – Jyu-ippon kumite Video

Jyu-ippon kumite (semi free sparring, also spelt ju, jyuu or jui) Jyu ippon kumite is normally introduced into the dojo syllabus at brown belt or 3rd kyu level. When first practiced, the attacks in jyu ippon kumite are pre arranged, later developing into any attack sparring. The most common form of Shotokan jyu ippon kumite […]