Kime (決め) means “to decide”, “focus of power”, or “to finish”. It refers to the intentional sudden tension of body in the final moment of a technique. Kime aims on the transmission of ones own force to the opponents body trough a shock wave.

Further Readings

McKinnon, Thomas D.: What is Kime? Some Remarks About an Often Misunderstood Concept. The Shotokan Times 2019.

List of Authors:

Dr. Christian Tribowski