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Sparring / Kumite

TRAINING » Sparring / Kumite

The objective of any martial art is to learn how to defend oneself effectively. To this end a proportion of most training sessions is devoted to sparring (also known as kumite) although those who do not feel ready to fight are never forced into it and are usually free to practice their kata or basics. Most students wear light hand and feet pads during sparring although this is mostly to protect the hands and feet as only very light contact is allowed, especially to the face. As well as its use in self defence sparring is also practice for the competitions that are often attended by the club. Below are some Videos I have recorded during a normal trainig session.