Fighting is commonly referred to as kumite, but the name literally means “grappling hands.”
We focus on three different styles of kumite:
- Ippon Kumite – One step sparring, used for practicing stances, balance, coordination, power, speed, techniques, and timing.
- Sanbon Kumite – Three-step sparring, similar to Ippon kumite.
- Jiyu Kumite – Free sparring, which can further be broken down into two styles: tournament and self-defense kumite.
When practicing Jiyu Kumite, we are aware that accidents can happen. To eliminate potential injury, all students wear protective gear on their hands, head, feet, groin, and a mouthpiece.
We follow the IIKA rules for sparring.
We follow the rules of the street.