Happo kumite (八方組み手) means literally “all sides” or “four ordinal directions” kumite. Hence, happo kumite increases the complexity of kumite in a way that it adds opponents. The amount of opponents and angles of attack differs according to the decision of the instructor. The kumite setting can thereby be kihon ippon and jiyu ippon kumite or even jiyu kumite.
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Dr. Christian Tribowski