Kumite Training with Sensei Gyula Büki, 7th Dan Shotokan Karate.
Koichi Nakasone Karate Master 9th-dan Ryukyu Kingdom Sui-di Bujutsu. He and his students are demonstrating the basic kumite drills of his style.Continue reading Nakasone Kumite
In this scene we see Tomio Imamura vs. Masao Kagawa. As we can see they are wearing no hand- , mouth- or shin-protection in their kumite. Because it is a non contact kumite.
This circumstance demands absolute body control from both competitors. If only one blow would hit and blood would flow, the attacker would be immediately disqualified. This fight is completely different as we see it today in modern karate with all the different body protectors. Conclusion – the rules determine the fighting style. Think about and remember in self-defense there are no rules, only the moment of truth.