Gohon Kumite

Gohon Kumite (五本組み手) means 5-step kumite. It is the most simple form of kumite. The roles of the defender and the attacker are set as well as the techniques used by both roles. Gohon refers to 5 steps the attacker and the defender execute. Both step in the same direction. The attacker goes forward the defender backward.

With every step the attacker attacks the defender, who uses ab pre-defined block to defend. The technique during the attack as well as the block stay the same during the whole cycle. In the next round both can be changed. At the last step, the defender counters with a gyaku-zuki. Then they switch the roles.

JKA instructors show gohon kumite.

List of Authors:

Dr. Christian Tribowski

Goshin-jutsu

Goshin-jutsu (護身術) means “art of self-defense”. Unlike point fighting goshin-jutsu applies the whole variety of Karate techniques. It focuses on real-life situations and how to master them. Therefore, it also applies knee and elbow strikes, poking with the fingertips, throws, leverages, and hits with the edge of the hand. While jiyu kumite only takes a limited amount of techniques goshin-jutsu uses every technical option, which is available in the katas.

It is also an important part of Judo.

Hiroshi Shirai taught goshin-jutsu extensively.

List of Authors:

Dr. Christian Tribowski