Some people deem the old days always as good. However, they were just rough sometimes.
Yesterday, Sensei Erkan Kemir from Germany, sent us a video from 1991. It shows a Shobu Ippon match during a very small city championship in Cologne. The contenders wore red and white belts. Both fighters fought hard. Very fast one gets the impression as if the fight was not about gaining points. It was about to hit instead of getting hit.
What is your opinion? How was Kumite in the past? Has Kumite changed over the course of the last few decades? What has changed exactly? And how would you judge the change? Good? Bad? Indifferent? Please, leave us a comment.