Kihon Ippon Kumite

"Kihon Ippon Kumite" (basic one step kumite) is a training method designed to help practitioners to learn correctly a range of basic technical skills such as Sabaki (stepping and dodging), body shifting, proper stances and basic techniques of attack and defense (Kihon).

 

When practicing this type of Kumite, it is important that all techniques be performed correctly with proper breathing and correct postures, otherwise; techniques, power, and correct spirit cannot be achieved. Maintaining proper posture not only relaxes the body, it conveys refinement, dignity, formality and aesthetic appeal.

 

For more advanced practitioners this training method is also well suited for development of Zanshin (a state of physical and mental preparedness), Saho (etiquette), Yomi (perceptivity, wisdom) and the ability to "read" an opponent's breathing and movement.

 

Execution Method

In Kihon Ippon Kumite the attacking technique and target are predetermined and attacks are launched one at a time. The attacker (Semete) after informing the defender of a target, concentrates the focus in his lower abdomen and launches a forceful attack with the intent of felling his opponents with a single strike (Ikken Hissatsu).

 

  • Attacker (Semete) 

When attacking the greater importance in the ready position is the ability to read your opponent's breathing, locate an opportunity to attack then take advantage of it.

 

  • Defender (Ukete)

The defender must maintain a level of spirit that exceeds that of the attacker and exercising patience while awaiting the attacker's strike. As soon as the attack begins, the defender must simultaneously move to the proper direction while effectively blocking and assuming a proper stance and at the end, promptly deliver a counterattack.

 

After finishing the counterattack, the defender maintains the completed position for 2 to 3 seconds. This will help to train and develop the muscles used when performing the technique. Then the attacker quietly returns to Yoi (Hachiji Dachi Shizentai) while breathing in, then exhales deeply while concentrating the focus in the lower abdomen (Hara) and relaxes in preparation for the next attack.

 

As the attacker quietly returns to Yoi, the defender moves in synchronization, inhaling while returning to Yoi and then exhaling while tightening his body. During this motion, it is important to remain as relax as possible.

 

Please note that the defender must strive to achieve a harmony with the attacker in terms of movement, breathing and use of strength and must constantly looking deep into the attacker's eye.

 

The repeated practice of Kihon Ippon Kumite enables the mastery of not only "Zanshin" (awareness) and "Saho" (etiquette), it also supports the future development of the ability to "read" and opponent's moves.

 

Kihon Ippon Kumite should always be practiced from both left and right sides.

Jodan Oi Zuki #1

Semete (Attacker)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Gedan Barai (L/R)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R) (Step back)

  3. Jodan Oi Zuki (R/L)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (R/L)

  4. Front leg (R/L) moves back to Yoi

Ukete (Defender)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Stay in Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  3. Jodan Age Uke (L/R)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R)

  4. Chudan Gyaku Zuki (R/L) (Kiai)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R))

  5. Back leg (R/L) moves to Yoi

Jodan Oi Zuki #2

Semete (Attacker)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Gedan Barai (L/R)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R) (Step back)

  3. Jodan Oi Zuki (R/L) (Forward)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (R/L)

  4. Front leg (R/L) moves back to Yoi

Ukete (Defender)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Stay in Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  3. Jodan Tate Shuto Uke (L/R)

    • Kokutsu Dachi (L/R) (Backward-45°)

  4. Gyaku Jodan Shuto Uchi (R/L) (Kiai)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R)

  5. Back leg (R/L) moves to Yoi

Jodan Oi Zuki #3

Semete (Attacker)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Gedan Barai (L/R)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R) (Step back)

  3. Jodan Oi Zuki (R/L) (Forward)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (R/L)

  4. Front leg (R/L) moves back to Yoi

Ukete (Defender)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Stay in Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  3. Sokumen Jodan Uke (R/L)

    • Heisoku Dachi (Side-L/R-45°)

  4. Yoko Geri Keage (R/L)

  5. Yoko Enpi Uchi (R/L) (Kiai)

    • Kiba Dachi

  6. Front leg (R/L) moves to Yoi

Jodan Oi Zuki #4

Semete (Attacker)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Gedan Barai (L/R)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R) (Step back)

  3. Jodan Oi Zuki (R/L) (Forward)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (R/L)

  4. Front leg (R/L) moves back to Yoi

Ukete (Defender)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Stay in Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  3. Jodan Haishu Kaishu Juji Uke

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R) (Backward)

  4. Chudan Mawashi Geri (R/L)

    • Te Zukami (R/L) (firmly grasp wrist)

  5. Chudan Mawashi Enpi Uchi (L/R) (Kiai)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R)

  6. Back leg (R/L) moves to Yoi

Jodan Oi Zuki #5

Semete (Attacker)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Gedan Barai (L/R)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R) (Step back)

  3. Jodan Oi Zuki (R/L) (Forward)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (R/L)

  4. Front leg (R/L) moves back to Yoi

Ukete (Defender)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Stay in Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  3. Jodan Age Uke (L/R)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R) (Backward)

    • Front leg (L/R) half step back

  4. Mae Geri (R/L)

  5. Jodan Tate Enpi Uchi (R/L) (Kiai)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (R/L)

  6. Front leg (R/L) moves back to Yoi

Chudan Oi Zuki #1

Semete (Attacker)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Gedan Barai (L/R)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R) (Step back)

  3. Chudan Oi Zuki (R/L) (Forward)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (R/L)

  4. Front leg (R/L) moves back to Yoi

Ukete (Defender)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Stay in Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  3. Chudan Soto Ude Uke (L/R)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R) (Backward)

  4. Chudan Gyaku Zuki (R/L) (Kiai)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R)

  5. Back leg (R/L) moves to Yoi

Chudan Oi Zuki #2

Semete (Attacker)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Gedan Barai (L/R)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R) (Step back)

  3. Chudan Oi Zuki (R/L) (Forward)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (R/L)

  4. Front leg (R/L) moves back to Yoi

Ukete (Defender)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Stay in Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  3. Chudan Soto Ude Uke (R/L)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (R/L) (Backward)

  4. Chudan Yoko Enpi Uchi (R/L) (Kiai)

    • Uri Ashi (Shift both legs forward)

    • Kiba Dachi

  5. Back leg (L/R) moves to Yoi

Chudan Oi Zuki #3

Semete (Attacker)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Gedan Barai (L/R)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R) (Step back)

  3. Chudan Oi Zuki (R/L) (Forward)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (R/L)

  4. Front leg (R/L) moves back to Yoi

Ukete (Defender)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Stay in Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  3. Chudan Uchi Ude Uke (L/R)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R) (Backward)

  4. Jodan Kizame Zuki  (L/R)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R)

  5. Chudan Gyaku Zuki (R/L) (Kiai)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R)

  6. Back leg (R/L) moves to Yoi

Chudan Oi Zuki #4

Semete (Attacker)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Gedan Barai (L/R)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R) (Step back)

  3. Chudan Oi Zuki (R/L) (Forward)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (R/L)

  4. Front leg (R/L) moves back to Yoi

Ukete (Defender)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Stay in Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  3. Chudan Shuto Uke (L/R)

    • Kokutsu Dachi (L/R) (Backward-45°)

  4. Kizame Mae Geri (L/R)

  5. Gyaku Yohan Nukite (R/L) (Kiai)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R)

  6. Back leg (R/L) moves to Yoi

Chudan Oi Zuki #5

Semete (Attacker)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Gedan Barai (L/R)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R) (Step back)

  3. Chudan Oi Zuki (R/L) (Forward)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (R/L)

  4. Front leg (R/L) moves back to Yoi

Ukete (Defender)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Stay in Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  3. Chudan Enpi Uke (L/R)

    • Kiba Dachi (Backward)

  4. Tenshin

    • Pivot on the front foot (L/R); then

    • Turn opposite direction going forward

  5. Jodan Ushiro Mawashi Enpi Uchi (R/L) (Kiai)

    • Kiba Dachi

  6. Front leg (R/L) moves back to Yoi

Mae Geri #1

Semete (Attacker)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Ryowan Gedan Gamae

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R) (Step back)

  3. Chudan Mae Geri (Forward)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (R/L)

  4. Front leg (R/L) moves back to Yoi

Ukete (Defender)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Stay in Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  3. Gedan Barai (L/R)

    • Zenkustu Dachi (L/R) (Backward)

  4. Chudan Gyaku Zuki (R/L) (Kia)

    • Zenkustu Dachi (L/R)

  5. Back leg (R/L) moves to Yoi

Mae Geri #2

Semete (Attacker)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Ryowan Gedan Gamae

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R) (Step back)

  3. Chudan Mae Geri (R/L) (Forward)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (R/L)

  4. Front leg (R/L) moves back to Yoi

Ukete (Defender)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Stay in Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  3. Gyaku Gedan Barai (R/L)

    • Zenkustu Dachi (L/R) (Backward)

  4. Jodan Kizame Zuki (L/R)

    • Zenkustu Dachi (L/R)

  5. Chudan Gyaku Zuki (R/L) (Kiai)

    • Zenkustu Dachi (L/R)

  6. Back leg (R/L) moves to Yoi

Mae Geri #3

Semete (Attacker)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Ryowan Gedan Gamae

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R) (Step back)

  3. Chudan Mae Geri (R/L) (Forward)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (R/L)

  4. Front leg (R/L) moves back to Yoi

Ukete (Defender)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Stay in Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  3. Gedan Juji Uke 

    • Zenkustu Dachi (R/L) (Backward)

  4. Jodan Shuto Juji Uchi (Kiai)

    • Zenkustu Dachi (R/L) (Kiai)

  5. Back leg (R/L) moves back to Yoi

Mae Geri #4

Semete (Attacker)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Ryowan Gedan Gamae

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R) (Step back)

  3. Chudan Mae Geri (R/L) (Forward)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (R/L)

  4. Front leg (R/L) moves back to Yoi

Ukete (Defender)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Stay in Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  3. Gedan Barai (R/L)

    • Neko Ashi Dachi (R/L) (Side-L/R)

  4. Gyaku Tate Shuto (L/R)

    • Stay in Neko Ashi Dachi (R/L)

  5. Mae Enpi Uchi (R/L) (Kiai)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (R/L)

  6. Front leg (R/L) moves back to Yoi

Mae Geri #5

Semete (Attacker)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Ryowan Gedan Gamae

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R) (Step back)

  3. Chudan Mae Geri (R/L) (Forward)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (R/L)

  4. Front leg (R/L) moves back to Yoi

Ukete (Defender)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Stay in Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  3. Sukui Uke (L/R)

    • Kokutsu Dachi Dachi (L/R) (Backward)

  4. Gyaku Zuki (R/L)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R) (Kiai)

  5. Back leg (R/L) moves back to Yoi

Yoko Geri Kekomi #1

Semete (Attacker)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Ryowan Gedan Gamae

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R) (Step back)

  3. Chudan Yoko Geri Kekomi (R/L) (Forward)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (R/L)

  4. Front leg (R/L) moves back to Yoi

Ukete (Defender)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Stay in Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  3. Chudan Soto Ude Uke (L/R)

    • Zenkustu Dachi (L/R) (Backward)

  4. Chudan Gyaku Zuki (R/L) (Kia)

    • Zenkustu Dachi (L/R)

  5. Back leg (R/L) moves to Yoi

Yoko Geri Kekomi #2

Semete (Attacker)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Ryowan Gedan Gamae

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R) (Step back)

  3. Chudan Yoko Geri Kekomi (R/L) (Forward)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (R/L)

  4. Front leg (R/L) moves back to Yoi

Ukete (Defender)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Stay in Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  3. Chudan Haiwan Ude Barai (L/R)

    • Zenkustu Dachi (L/R) (Backward)

  4. Jodan Gyaku Haito Uchi (R/L) (Kia)

    • Zenkustu Dachi (L/R)

  5. Back leg (R/L) moves to Yoi

Yoko Geri Kekomi #3

Semete (Attacker)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Ryowan Gedan Gamae

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R) (Step back)

  3. Chudan Yoko Geri Kekomi (R/L) (Forward)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (R/L)

  4. Front leg (R/L) moves back to Yoi

Ukete (Defender)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Stay in Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  3. Ushiro Gedan Barai (R/L)

    • Zenkustu Dachi (L/R) (Step side-L/R)

  4. Yoko Geri Kekomi (R/L)

  5. Chudan Yoko Enpi Uchi (R/L) (Kiai)

    • Kiba Dachi

  6. Front leg (R/L) moves back to Yoi

Mawashi Geri #1

Semete (Attacker)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Ryowan Gedan Gamae

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R) (Step back)

  3. Jodan Mawashi Geri (R/L) (Forward)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (R/L)

  4. Front leg (R/L) moves back to Yoi

Ukete (Defender)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Stay in Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  3. Haiwan Uchi Ude Uke (L/R)

    • Zenkustu Dachi (L/R) (Step Side-L/R)

  4. Chudan Gyaku Zuki (R/L) (Kiai)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R)

  5. Back leg (R/L) moves to Yoi

Mawashi Geri #2

Semete (Attacker)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Ryowan Gedan Gamae

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R) (Step back)

  3. Jodan Mawashi Geri (R/L) (Forward)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (R/L)

  4. Front leg (R/L) moves back to Yoi

Ukete (Defender)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Stay in Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  3. Step back to the rear (R/L) at 45° with L/R foot

  4. Tate Heiko Morote Shuto Uke

    • Kiba Dachi (R/L)

  5. Suri Ashi (gliding step toward opponent)

  6. Yoko Enpi Uchi (R/L)

    • Kiba Dachi (R/L)

  7. Front leg (R/L) moves half step back

  8. Back leg (L/R) moves half step forward

  9. Return to Yoi

Mawashi Geri #3

Semete (Attacker)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Ryowan Gedan Gamae

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (L/R) (Step back)

  3. Jodan Mawashi Geri (R/L) (Forward)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (R/L)

  4. Front leg (R/L) moves back to Yoi

Ukete (Defender)

  1. Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  2. Stay in Yoi

    • Shizentai Hachiji Dachi

  3. Step back to the rear (R/L) at 45°with L/R foot

  4. Jodan Soto Ude Uke (R/L)

    • Kiba Dachi (R/L)

  5. Kizame Mae Geri (R/L)

  6. Chudan Gyaku Zuki(L/R) (Kiai)

    • Zenkutsu Dachi (R/L)

  7. Front leg (R/L) moves back to Yoi

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