Kihon Kumite 1 – 10

Kihon Kumite 1 – 10

YAKUSOKU KUMITE (KIHON KUMITE)
yakusku = prearranged, kihon = basic, kumite = sparring

Kihon Kumite Ipponme (No 1)

Search for the right distance.

ukemi: Search for a moment when the concentration of the performer slackens and attack with a tobikomuzuki jodan on full speed and strength. Use the whole body for the atttack and try to find strength in seikatanden and the legs. This attack is often weakly performed, because only with the strength of the upper body and arm.
The attack is aimed at the chin. But if you don’t move your body forward, it might happen that the chin is hardly touched. Therefor aim at a spot that lies a few centimeters within the chin.
torimi: Move diagonally left in taisabaki, at the moment of attack. The movement is driven from the hips and the body should move as one. That means that the feet should also move a bit (suriashi). If the feet stay put and only the upper body moves to the left, you’ll be off-balance and you won’t be able to perform the next action properly. While the movement is evasive, to become taisabaki it should be performed with the feel of an attack. The movement performed is jodan harai uke ending with the right fist pointing upwards from the elbow en re-directs the fist ukemi past the head (nagashi uke)

ukemi: Attack with a left gyakuzuki no tsukomi chudan. Make good use of your bodyweight.
torimi: Move slightly to the left in taisabaki. Beware not to move backwards. The left foot moves forward while the right foot goes backwards in one fluent movement that is driven from seikatanden. Re-direct the attacking arm backwards and attack at the same time with agezuki chudan (fist turned upside down)


Kihon Kumite Nihonme (No 2)

Ukemi: Search for a moment when the concentration of torimi slackens and attack with a tobikomuzuki jodan on full speed and strength. Use the whole body for the attack and try to find strength in seikatanden and the legs. This attack is often weakly performed, because only with the strength of the upper body and arm.
The attack is aimed at the chin. But if you don’t move your body forward, it might happen that the chin is hardly touched. Therefor aim at a spot that lies a few centimetres within the chin.

Torimi: Move to the left in taisabaki at the moment of the attack. The movement is driven from the hips and the body moves as one. That means that the feet should also move a bit (suriashi). If the feet stay put and only the upper body moves to the left, you’ll be off-balance and you won’t be able to perform the next action properly. While the movement is evasive, to become taisabaki it should be performed with the feel of an attack. The movement performed is jodan harai uke ending with the right fist pointing upwards from the elbow en re-directs the fist ukemi past the head (nagashi uke)

Ukemi: move the left leg forward in suriashi and prepare for an attack with sokuto.

Ukemi: attack with sokuto chudan. Bring power into the attack with a hiptwist, driven from seikatanden.
Torimi: make a stong twist with the hip to the left en move the whole body a bit to the left in taisabaki. Block with uchi harai uke, but perform the block with a feeling of re-directing the leg of the attacker towards your rear.

Torimi: as soon as ukemi’s foot touches the ground you press his knee downwards with your right knee. Attack the spine with a left shuto and punch a right karasuguchi ipponken (crowbeak-fingerfist) under ukemi’s shoulder-blade. Your right elbow points upwards and presses against the right elbow of ukemi. To keep your head protected keep it pressed against his other shoulder-blade.


Kihon Kumite Sanbonme (No 3)

Find the right distance

Ukemi: when torimi looses concentration, or when you feel you make a good chance, attack immediately with tobikomizuki jodan. Use the strength of your legs -especially in the hollow of the knee- and strength originating in seikatanden. When concentrating power in seikatanden properly, the left hand will withdraw all by itself. Tobikomizuki implies withdrawing the hand towards the chest, rather then to the hip. It will enable you to re-attack immediately.

Another point of attention: It is common to use only the power of the upper body, especially the right arm. One tends to leave the lower body where it is.Tobikomizuki is aimed at the chin. Try to think of the target as being a few centimeters within the chin, thus forcing the lower body to move forward.

Torimi: at the moment ukemi attacks, you should feel as if you are attacking as well. By turning the hip slightly to the left, you can move the whole body sideways: taisabaki with suriashi. It shouldn’t feel as an evasion. Taisabaki should be performed with the intention of attack. Concentrate on seikatanden to be able to attack swiftly and perform a left hikite (withdrawal of the hand). The movement performed is jodan harai uke ending with the right fist pointing upwards from the elbow en re-directs the fist ukemi past the head (nagashi uke)

Ukemi: try to attack suigetsu (solar plexus) with a left meageri chudan.

Torimi: At the very moment of attack you come forward. Your right knee and your right elbow presses against his leg. Attack simultaneously with a right uraken uchi and a left nakadaka ken towards the inside of the upper leg, thus preventing ukemi from kicking. Bow down slightly to evade an attack towards your head and attack at the same time the chest of ukemi with your forehead. Kiai.


Kihon Kumite Yonhonme (No 4)

Find the right distance.

Ukemi: left suriashi, attack with tobikomizuki jodan. Think of the right hikite (withdrawing the hand against your chest), it will direct your concentration towards seikatanden which will enable you to re-attack immediately. Do not only use the upper body, but use power in your knees. It feels as a ‘jumping’ punch.

Torimi: Twist the hips to the right and perform taisabaki. The right arm parries the attack. It isn’t necessary to use much force, simply re-direct the attack towards your rear. Keep your left arm in front of your chest.

Ukemi: Attack once more with a right gyakuzuki no tsukomi. Take care to put some ‘weight’ in the fist.
Torimi: perform another taisabaki with the whole body, using your left foot as a support. Parry the attack with a shuto nagashi uke in nekoashi dashi.

Torimi: suriashi forward, as if jumping towards ukemi’s chest; your left shuto presses against the right upper arm and using a right nakadachi ipponken you attack suigetsu. Remain in nekoashi dachi to be able to move immediately. Kiai.


Kihon Kumite Gohonme (No 5)

Find the right distance.

Ukemi: left suriashi and attack with tobikomizuki jodan.

Torimi: twist the hips to the right and perform taisabaki. Parry the attack, using the right arm in an upright position. Though the hips turn right rather then left, the movement should feel as if turning the hips to the left. Use this to perform a small evasion.
Re-direct the attack backward, without any opposing force.

Ukemi: attack with a right gyakuzuki no tsukomi chudan towards seigetsu. It is important to make use of your body-weight while executing this technique.
Torimi: taisabaki to the right with the whole body. Parry the attack using right maki-uke, twist your lower arm for extra force; keep the left hand in front of the chest to protect suigetsu and as a preparation to grab ukemi’s right hand.

Torimi: keep pressing your right fist against ukemi’s arm; take his left hand and press with your thumb the back of his hand, at the location of the ringfinger: the pressure will force ukemi to open his fist.

Torimi: take care to tighten seikatanden, lower your centre of gravity, twist ukemi’s right wrist and keep it under pressure. Kime. Attack with a right karasugushi ipponken to the side of the nose.

Torimi: Move into shikodachi on the inside of ukemi’s left leg and bend your knees a little; keep control of ukemi’s right arm and attack with empi to suigetsu. Keep seikatanden tightened!

Torimi: grab ukemi’s right hand and twist the wrist a little further, using both your hands. Press your elbow against his. This action will give you control over ukemi.

Torimi: by bending your body a little forward, you inevitably use your body-weight; if you turn the wrist a little further at the same time, ukemi will fall down without much effort.

Torimi: keep control over ukemi’s right arm using both your hands and place your right foot under his back.

Torimi: Use your right foot as a base to press your right knee against ukemi’s elbow. There will only be full control as long as you press the elbow against ukemi’s ear.

Torimi: again twist ukemi’s wrist, using your left hand. By now you will have gained a perfect control using ukemi’s back, elbow and wrist. This may hurt ukemi and as a result he will lift his right leg and pulls his back hollow. If this doesn’t happen, the techniques haven’t been performed properly and there’s no full control.

Torimi: attack with junzuki to the face, but take care to keep the pressure. Kime.

Torimi: keep the pressure and prepare to withdraw.

Torimi: pull back your right leg. This will relieve the tension on the elbow and back.

Torimi: to prevent any further attack you ‘throw’ away ukemi’s arm.

Torimi: step backwards in right hanmi.

Ukemi: turn around and prepare to stand up. Keep paying attention to torimi’s movements. Keep concentrated untill the very end of the kumite.


Kihon Kumite Ropponme (No 6)

Find the right distance.

ukemi: attack with left tobikomizuki jodan.

torimi: perform taisabaki and re-direct the attack backwards with uchi uke jodan.

ukemi: left suriashi forward.

torimi: observe carefully.

ukemi: attack with left sokutei chudan.

torimi: taisabaki to the left and re-direct the attack backwards with a right gedan barai.

ukemi: attack with right gyakuzuki no tsukomi jodan.

torimi: turn around clock-wise180 degrees in taisabaki. Take care not to move your centre of gravity; block in one continuous movement the attack with a right haishi uke and attack simultaneously with a left urazuki.
Take care: haishu uke makes a half circle and re-directs the atack backwards; the actual contact is only at the last moment, then press the fist down and absorb ukemi’s power. If performed well, this action will go very smooth. Kiai.


Kihon Kumite Nanahonme (No 7)

Find the right distance.

Ukemi: left suriashi forward, attack with tobikomizuki jodan.
Torimi: perform taisabaki, re-direct the attack backwrds using uchi uke jodan.

Ukemi: attack with right mawashi geri chudan.

Torimi: taisabaki to the right and re-direct the atack backwards using the left arm. Turn the hips counter-clockwise and attack with a right teisho to the chin. The teisho should be performed with your force directed upwards, relax the knees. Kiai.


Kihon Kumite Kapponme (No 8)

Find the right distance.

Ukemi: perform a large suriashi forward, attack with tobikomizuki chudan. Try to put as much weight into the fist as possible.

Torimi: perform taisabaki to the right and re-direct the attack backwards with a right maki uke chudan.

Ukemi: attack with a left gyakuzuki no tsukomi jodan.
Torimi: bend the knees in shikodachi and block the attack with a right higi age uke (upward elbow block).

Torimi: attack wit a nakadaka ipponken to the thigh. Enforce this attack by using your body-weight and a strong left hikite.

Torimi: attack with a right enpi to suigetsu. Place the left hand on the right fist to make the attack more powerfull. Kiai.

Ukemi: press both hands in shuto against ukemi’s right arm. Keep your head as close as possible to his chest to avoid a counterattack to the head.


Kihon Kumite Kyuhonme (No 9)

Find the right distance.

Ukemi: perform a large suriashi forward, attack with tobikomizuki chudan. Try to put as much weight into the fist as possible.

Torimi: perform taisabaki to the right and re-direct the attack backwards with a right maki uke chudan.

Ukemi: attack with a left gyakuzuki no tsukomi chudan. Take care to put your weight into the attack.

torimi: turn around clock-wise180 degrees in taisabaki and move your centre of gravity slightly to the left; block in one continuous movement the attack with a right haishi uke and attack simultaneously with a left urazuki jodan.
Take care: haishu uke makes a half circle and re-directs the atack backwards; the actual contact is only at the last moment, then press the fist down and absorb ukemi’s power. If performed well, this action will go very smooth. Kiai.



Kihon Kumite Jupponme (No 10)

Find the right distance.

Ukemi: perform a large suriashi forward, attack with tobikomizuki jodan. Try to put as much weight into the fist as possible.

Torimi: left hand in front of your chest, put tension into seikatanden as to enable a proper block with shuto harai uke jodan. The block shouldn’t be concentrated sideways but rather re-direct the attack backwards.

Ukemi: attack with gyakuzuki no tsukomi jodan. Take care to put your weight into the attack.
Torimi: re-direct the attack backwards with a right haito harai uke jodan.

Torimi: press both hands in shuto morote against the right hand of ukemi. Lower your centre of gravity.

Torimi: Move your centre of gravity backwards slightly, use your right to keep ukemi’s right hand under control and prepare for a left haito to the groin.

Torimi: maintain you control over ukemi’s right hand and attack with left haito to the groin. Use your full weight by moving your centre of gravity forward slightly.

Torimi: let go of the ukemi’s right hand and seize ukemi’s left upper arm with your right hand.

Torimi: grab ukemi’s left wrist with your left hand.

Torimi: turn around ukemi’s left arm.

Torimi: turn further as to throw ukemi.

Torimi: keep ukemi under control by maintaining pressure on the left arm.

Torimi: ‘throw’ the left arm away and step back in right hanmi.
Ukemi: keep observing torimi.

Ukemi: roll over your body and prepare to stand up.

Torimi: take a step backwards in left hanmi.