In traditional karate it is important to learn sparring in a
systematic and controlled method. This DVD details the concepts of
distance, footwork and timing which, along with proper form for the
techniques, are necessary to be successful at traditional non-contact
Sparring Concepts And Training Methods, Vol One takes
the student through the different levels of kumite necessary to become
proficient in sparring (kumite) as taught in Shotokan Karate. Beginning
with Sambon kumite (3 step sparring) and Gohan kumite (5 step sparring),
this video then takes the student through Ippon kumite (formal 1 step
sparring) and Jiyu Ippon kumite (semi-free sparring). The final section
presents a basic introduction to Jiyu Kumite (free sparring).
This DVD explains in detail all the important points necessary to understand basic kumite. Many examples of each type of kumite are demonstrated to give the student a better idea of how these concepts apply in a variety of situations.