Congratulations Andrew Ernhard for taking 2nd place in Kumite at the Goshindo Games in Prescott AZ Saturday November 18th
Kumite is free sparring for points, like tag but using Karate Techniques. The advantage of Kumite is to learn proper timing and distancing. Sparring should never be confused with self-defense. It is strictly for sport but is also an incredible cardio workout. Students are required to purchase the proper safety equipment and must be worn while sparring in class or competing at a tournament. The equipment includes foam dipped head gear, hand pads, feet pads, mouth piece and cup for males. We also highly recommend shin guards, and chest/rib protector.