Wado-Ryu Kumite Kihon – Ipponme

Wado-Ryu Kumite Kihon – Ipponme (Kumite Kihon 1)

This page provides details for Wado-Ryu Kumite Kihon – Ipponme. This technique is also known as Wado-Ryu Kumite Kihon 1.

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Instructions for Technique

After bowing, the attacker takes one step forward and the defender takes one step backward, each assuming migi Zenkutsu-dachi (right basic stance).

  • Attacker (Torre)
  1. Migi Zenkutsu-dachi (right basic stance)
  2. Migi Tsukkomi Jodan – Right high lunge punch
  3. Migi Gyakuzuki Chudan – Right middle reverse punch
  • Defender (Uke)
  1. Migi Zenkutsu-dachi (right basic stance)
  2. Move body obliquely backward and twist body to left to avoid punch while doing right Nagashi Soto-uke (middle block) to avoid punch. Be careful to:

a) Move both left and right foot.
b) Present side viewing stance to the opponent.
c) Do Nagashi Soto-uke backward to help attack pass by.

  1. Simultaneously:

Turn body to avoid punch, right Nagashi Gedan-barai (low block), left Ura-zuki (back punch) to body.
Be careful to:
a) Pull target area (right side of body) back to avoid punch.
b) Do Nagashi Gedan-barai backward to help attack pass by.
c) Use energy of the body twist to accelerate the Ura-zuki toward the opponent.

Instructional Video for Wado-Ryu Kumite Kihon Ipponme (Kihon 1)

Reference Sources

  1. Written instructions provided by the students of Kentai Karate, http://www.kentaikarate.co.uk

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