Jiyu-Ippon Kumite

What: Semi-free sparring: Jodan, Chudan, Mae geri, Kekomi

Who: Brown Belts

Jiyu-ippon drills help students make the transition from prearranged 3 or 1 step sparring, to free sparring. All techniques are executed while bouncing, and moving freely (backwards, forwards or circling the opponent).  Especially for tournaments, attack with intention – try to catch your opponent, because you can also win a round by attacking strong.

Hajime – Both sides start bouncing and moving around.

1. Jodan

Attacking side: From kamae, announce “Jodan!” and on your own time attack the opponent oi-tsuki, and hold the technique

Defending side: Whenever you are attacked, block, and immediately counter  and kiai (remember to make use of many counter techniques)

2. Chudan

Attacking side: From kamae, announce “Chudan!” and on your own time attack the opponent

Defending side: Whenever you are attacked, block and counter (the choice of the block is yours: soto uke, uchi uke, with or without tai sabaki)

3. Mae geri

 

Attacking side: From kamae, announce “Mae geri!” and on your own time attack the opponent chudan

Defending side: Whenever you are attacked, shift and block (you can shift inside or outside the kick, again your choice of block)

 

4. Kekomi

Attacking side: From kamae, announce “Kekomi!” and on your own time attack the opponent side thrust kick

Defending side: Whenever you are attacked, shift to the outside of the kick and block,  immediately countering, and holding the final technique.

Switch sides and repeat

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