Ippon Kumite

 

After a student has a fair knowledge of the basics and knows how to put combinations together through kata the student then learns the one step sparring techniques (ippon kumite). This is done empty handed as well as with weapons later on. This utilizes one student attacking while one student defends. This allows the student to feel and see how effective or ineffective their block and counter techniques are. Eventually the student will move onto Kumite both without contact (the punch or kick is stopped inches from its target) or with contact (the strikes and kicks make contact on the opponents body utilizing protective gear). Full contact is not something that is mandatory but it can be a good tool for the student to feel what a real fight is like.

Within this system there are also certain Ippon Kumite or One Step Fighting Techniques that the student is required to learn. Below lists the Techniques required:

All Ippon Kumite below are done while stepping. Blocking side is always stepping back.

Basic Ippon Kumite

All Ippon Kumite below are done while stepping. Blocking side is always stepping back.