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Kumite (組手) literally translated means “grappling hands” and is one of the three main sections of karate training. This is the sparring element, which comes in a number of forms from pre-arranged sets of attacks and blocks to freestyle fighting, which as the name implies allows for the use of any technique. In the early stages of your karate training you will only ever be asked to do basic sparring in controlled circumstances. Injuries are very few and far between. As confidence and ability develop so will the sparring.

Below are videos of some of the kumite taught as part of our Syllabus.

Kihon Ippon (Basics)

Jyu Ippon (Semi-Free Style)