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 kumite footwork

 

Shito-ryu's basic fighting style utilizes four (4) fundamental footwork patterns, among others:

  • YORI-ASHI (front foot stepping forward);

  • OKURI-ASHI (rear foot stepping over front foot);

  • SUGI-ASHI (rear foot meeting front foot); and 

  • OI-ASHI (rear foot, large step past front foot).

 

Students must successfully blend as well as combine the footwork concepts with offensive and defensive techniques to become better skilled fighters.

The intention of these examples is to provide the Shito-ryu student with a simple reference/guideline method of remembering the previously learned footwork.

Students are encouraged to develop their own series of combinations using different footwork patterns.

 

Yori-Ashi Exercise

In right or left kumite-kamae (sparring posture), step with the front foot ahead while sliding the rear foot forward to maintain the correct kumite-kamae distance.

  1. YORI-ASHI with MAE TE TSUKI jodan; 

  2. YORI-ASHI with GYAKU TSUKI chudan (or jodan); 

  3. YORI-ASHI, MAE TE TSUKI jodan & GYAKU TSUKI chudan; 

  4. YORI-ASHI, GYAKU TSUKI chudan & MAE TE TSUKI jodan; 

  5. YORI-ASHI, MAE TE TSUKI jodan & GYAKU TSUKI chudan, taisabaki & MAE TE TSUKI jodan; 

  6. YORI-ASHI, GYAKU TSUKI chudan & URA UCHI jodan; 

  7. YORI-ASHI, MAE TE TSUKI jodan & GYAKU TSUKI jodan & MAE GERI chudan;

  8. YORI-ASHI, GYAKU TSUKI jodan & MAE GERI chudan; 

  9. YORI-ASHI, MAE TE TSUKI jodan, taisabaki, GYAKU TSUKI jodan, MAWASHI GERI chudan & GYAKU USHIRO MAWASHI GERI jodan;

  10. YORI-ASHI, GYAKU TSUKI jodan, taisabaki, MAWASHI GERI chudan & GYAKU USHIRO MAWASHI GERI jodan.


Upon completion, repeat using opposite (right/left) kumite-kamae.

 

 

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