In kihon ippon kumite the basic attacks and counters are practised in a set and rigid way. With jiyu ippon kumite these basic techniques are practised in a more. Description of Jiyu Ippon Kumite: After bowing the training partners face each other in shizentai (hachiji-dachi)―with ryoken daitae mae―with. Shotokan Jiyu Ippon Kumite – More advanced one step free style sparring. Introduced to students generally when they have reached the level of brown belt.

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All types of sparring allow the martial artist to develop both control and experience in delivering powerful strikes against an opponent.

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In the case of an oi zuki jodan attack the defender would shift back into zenkutsu dachi and execute a strong hidari age uke, and then deliver a migi gyaku zuki as a counter attack. If these are ignored, good timing is impossible.

A stable stance is one with a large base area and a low centre of gravity. With any of the above techniques it is important after delivering the counter jjiyu move out of range and back into kamae quickly. October Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Navigation Information Training Contact Yahoo! Alternatively you could slide forward again but this time deliver migi gyaku zuki. If a karateka steps out of the ring, they are given a warning. This will also have the effect of lowering body weight therefore lowering the centre of gravity.

Except for a life or death self-defense situation, the spirit and power of the single lethal strike can only be achieved when a karateka does not have to avoid injuring their training partner.

TIMING With any of the above types of response be it a simultaneous block and uiyu as in sen no sen, or a separate block and counter as in go jiiyu sen, the timing is of great importance. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This is similar in principle to a fighter plane.


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For the last point about stance and footwork: The stance is also narrower as the feet are placed slightly less than hip width apart. The hangeki, or counterattack, is usually either jodan or chudan gyaku-zuki. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Irrespective of this point every time the drill concludes karateka display jkyu respect by engaging in ojigi which, in this case is kumihe standing bow.

I see this a lot on videos of Western instructors who post a lot on Youtube. First, is the quickness versus skill juyu. Some tournament rules allow for light contact to the head, whereas other rules do not allow this. In tournaments kumite often takes place inside of a ‘ringed’ area similar to that of a boxing ring.

It also helps to develop Zanshin awarenessJiyyu distancingand Unsoku movement. Webarchive template wayback links Articles needing additional references from October All articles needing additional references All articles with unsourced statements Ijyu with unsourced statements from December Wikipedia articles with GND identifiers. Once the basic attacking and blocking techniques of kihon ippon kumite have been learned the student can progress to Jiyu ippon kumite.

When an attack is launched you respond by launching your attack which should be quicker, therefore beating your opponent to the target. Kumite can be used to develop a particular technique or a skill e. Although the Kamae stance is very manoeuvrable a technique delivered from this stance will lack power because it has not been delivered from a solid base.

The Kamae is a more manouverable stance than zenkutsu dachi. This instability though makes the plane highly manoeuvrable. Often people forget to kiai on the attack, which is reflective of them just going through the motions.

Jiyu Kumite

This is the most important part of jigu. This has the effect of raising the centre of gravity and making the stance less stable.

This is the combining of the basic techniques into pre-arranged forms. From the uchi uke position the hand is always poised for a fast and powerful kizami zuki.


Often the aim of training is that each single jjiyu should be enough to subdue the opponent. Also from this position the jihu hand can block attacks that have passed the left hand. Therefore he could change his attack accordingly and catch you off guard. Karate training is designed to give its practitioners the ability to deliver devastating power through techniques like punches and kicks. When opponents are considered to be clashing, the head referee should declare “aiuchi” which means “simultaneous hit”.

Most karate clubs and most styles of karate combine some controlled full-contact sparring and some sparring with protective gear from gloves to feet pads and up to full head and even chest guards such as in Tae Kwon Do.

However, this clearly would make it difficult to train due to the possibility of injury. The same principle applies to the Kamae stance. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The first difference the student notices when starting to practise jiyu ippon kumite is the stance assumed by both the attacker and defender.

If the hips are square to the front, the whole front of the body is exposed to any attack. Retrieved 7 August — via Google Books. At the same time it is also able to perform a quick and strong block such as age uke or osae uke. This article needs additional citations for verification. In jiyu ippon kumite it is important to stay in a state of awareness zanshin. From this position using a twist of the hips an extremely fast and strong gyaku zuki can be executed. Newer Post Older Post Home.

Again after the counter it is important to shift out of range and back into kamae quickly. Therefore whether the student is going to attack or block an attack, it is important to move into the correct stance.