Jiyu ippon kumite (自由一本組み手) means controlled kumite with preset rules like kihon ippon kumite but from a free (jiyu) position. While it works the same way like kihon ippon kumite when it comes to the roles and the variety of attacks and reactions it slightly increases the complexity of the situation. Because both opponents can move freely.
In contrast, kihon ippon kumite happens stationary. The partners do not move except the defined motions. In jiyu ippon kumite the behavior like in a real-fight. However, the roles and the attached techniques stay the same.
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Dr. Christian Tribowski