Shotokan Kaeshi Ippon Kumite

Shotokan Kaeshi Ippon Kumite – One-Step Sparring Drills

This page looks at Kaeshi Ippon Kumite used in Shotokan Karate. This is a kumite drill where the initial counter attack is blocked and countered. This is a one-step sparring drill. This drill can employ a wide variety of counter attacks.

One-step sparring drills are pre-arranged attack and/or counter-attack sequences used to train students before they progress to free style (unscripted) sparring. For other kumite techniques, please visit the main Shotokan Kumite section.

Examples of Shotokan Kaeshi Ippon Kumite