Posts Tagged as Kumite

Partner Drills

Partner Drills

The Development of Partner Drills Many (although not all) martial arts styles include partner drills in their curriculum, but in some styles of karate the partner drills do not reflect effective karate at all, and this can be detrimental to…

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Kumite and Goshin

Kumite and Goshin

Related but Different Kumite (sparring/fighting) and goshin (self protection) are not the same, but despite this seemingly obvious truth, many people constantly equate effectiveness in one with effectiveness in the other.  In some ways, the two are certainly related to…

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6th Kyu

6th Kyu

This article contains the requirements for 6th Kyu testing at the Okinawan Karate-do Institute. Every school has different requirements for testing, this is merely a reference for students of OKI and instructors who are curious what other schools require.

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7th Kyu

7th Kyu

This article contains the requirements for 7th Kyu testing at the Okinawan Karate-do Institute. Every school has different requirements for testing, this is merely a reference for students of OKI and instructors who are curious what other schools require.

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8th Kyu

8th Kyu

This article contains the requirements for 8th Kyu testing at the Okinawan Karate-do Institute. Every school has different requirements for testing, this is merely a reference for students of OKI and instructors who are curious what other schools require.

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9th Kyu

9th Kyu

This article contains the requirements for 9th Kyu testing at the Okinawan Karate-do Institute. Every school has different requirements for testing, this is merely a reference for students of OKI and instructors who are curious what other schools require.

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Juju Undo

Juju Undo

Juju Undo: The Karateka’s Shadowboxing Shadowboxing is a fantastic tool that boxers use to work technique, timing, speed, movement and cardiovascular fitness.  Karateka have the a similar tool called juju undo, which is literally translated as “give-and-receive exercise” or, more…

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Teaching Students Kobudo

Teaching Students Kobudo

Karate-Do and Kobudo (“The Way of Old Martial Arts”, commonly translated as weapons) have often been linked as one. Many schools teach them as separate classes, but eventually make it a requirement to learn Kobudo in order to test for…

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Tactical Fighting

Tactical Fighting

Martial artists often like to discuss (and sometimes argue) about whether it is more important to develop control or power.  This argument usually stems from discussing the merits of full-contact sparring versus point sparring, where people will usually claim that…

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Yakusoku Kumite - Part III

Yakusoku Kumite – Part III

This article is the third in the series on Yakusoku Kumite (Prearranged Sparring). I will continue elaborating on my personal sets of Kihon Kumite Waza (Basic Fighting Techniques). I have talked about the first two sets, Kihon Kumite Waza Dai Ichi and Kihon Kumite Waza Dai Ni. In this article I will be discussing, Kihon Kumite Waza Dai San.

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