Kumite - 組手

Sparring

Jiyu Kumite or free fighting teaches the student the timing, distance, strategy, and resolve necessary to survive a real-world attack.

These sparring or empty-hand combat techniques are taught in a controlled environment. They utilize protective equipment and 1-on-1 coaching from Sensei Ounkham so that students learn fighting skills without serious injury. The skills draw on techniques from many disciplines including karate, taekwondo, brazillian jui jitsu, muay thai, and boxing, to name a few.

Our most advanced students may also be invited to learn Iri Kumite or hard-contact fighting.