Monthly Archives: April 2011
The process of learning kumite (sparring or partner work) in Shotokan karate can be a long and arduous path. Usually a practitioner begins by learning the introductory kihon of our style such as punches, blocks and kicks and then basic … Continue reading
To use the words “benefit” and “failure” in the same sentence probably qualifies as an oxymoron. Like any good lesson in life, however, the things that we are afraid of the most often give us the best insights. I have … Continue reading
This article focuses on an issue that is often written about in martial arts circles and will no doubt continue to be debated for years to come. It is the basic question about whether karate is a martial art or … Continue reading
This video shows the two main defenses against a mawashigeri attack for kihon ippon kumite. This type of partner work is studied at the intermediate level of 6th kyu through 4th kyu ranks.
This video shows the two main defenses against a yokogeri (side kick) attack in the SKIF kihon ippon kumite system.
This video shows the four main set defenses of basic one-step sparring against a front kick attack in the SKIF kumite system.
This series of basic one-step sparring shows the different defenses that are learned against a chudan punch in the SKIF kumite system.
A demonstration of some of the different types of defenses against a head punch in the SKIF kumite system.