Sanbon Kumite

What: Three step sparring (3 jodan, 3 chudan, usually done by count)

Who: White Belts

Both sides stand Yoi (feet shoulder width apart), fists relaxed in front.

Ready: Attacking side steps right leg back gedan-barai (down block). Defending side stands Yoi.

First side (attacking), announce “Jodan” (it means I’m attacking your face level). Step forward and punch towards their face. The second side (defending) steps back with their right leg and covers their face: Age uke (rising block).

Step and punch twice more, to the count, and the defending side blocks each time. After the third block, the defending side counters with reverse punch.

Yoi

Switch sides, and repeat.

Ready

First side (attacking), announce “Chudan” (it means I’m attacking your stomach level). Step forward and punch towards their stomach. The second side (defending) steps back with their right leg and covers their stomach: Soto uke (outisde block).

Step and punch twice more, to the count, and the defending side blocks each time. After the third block, the defending side counters with reverse punch.

Yoi

 Switch sides, and repeat.

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