Gohon Kumite

Gohon kumite (五本組み手) means 5-step kumite. It is the most simple form of kumite. The roles of the defender and the attacker are set as well as the techniques used by both roles. Gohon refers to 5 steps the attacker and the defender execute. Both step in the same direction. The attacker goes forward the defender backward. With every step the attacker attacks the defender, who uses ab pre-defined block to defend. The technique during the attack as well as the block stay the same during the whole cycle. In the next round both can be changed. At the last step, the defender counters with a gyaku-zuki. Then they switch the roles.

JKA instructors show gohon kumite.

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