Karate Sparring, Strength, Conditioning & Competition

Karate Kumite Sparring, Strength, Conditioning & Competition

Karate Kumite Strength & Conditioning

Karate Kumite requires preparation, training, and dedication. It helps you practice your kicking, punching and blocking techniques.

Karate Strength is the quality or state of being strong thanks to Karate training. See the traditional Karate Kyokushin training routine for Split, push-ups using your knuckles, Squats, Jumping Squats, Sip ups, Back Arches, Reverse leg raise, Rope skipping, and bag training.

There are several Karate systems, there are passive styles and some that are not. Some concentrate on the traditional aspect of Karate where they train Kata, basic techniques, and Kobudo which are weapons; other styles concentrate on hard training and Kumite which is sparring.

Karate Sport Sparring or Kumite

Sports sparring has a set of rules where the practitioners are required to wear protection such as gloves, groin protection, helmet, protective shoes, and a mouthpiece.

  • You cannot use excess contact, just make light contact with the target to score a point.
  • You can kick from the waist and up to the head but not the face.
  • You can punch from the waist and up to the head.
  • You are required to have gloves, groin protection, helmet, and shoes.

Kyokushin Karate

Here you can see Contact Karate in action, this is real Kumite where there is no protection at all. There are some rules:

  • You cannot kick directly to the face with a front kick but you can do Mawashi Geri, Ura Mawashi, and other kicks.
  • You can kick the thighs but not the knees.
  • You can apply any punches you like but not to the face.
  • You can KO your opponent.

Karate Techniques

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