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Drills & Kumites

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Shido-kan Shorin Ryu has both a set of kumite (pre-arranged hand-fighting partner exercises) and a set of partner drills. Students are required to know and perform the drills from both the right- and left-hand sides, and from the positions of attacker and defender. 

These drills have been adapted and developed from traditional Shorin-ryu drills by Iha Sensei for use in the Shido-kan style. As such, they are subject to revision from time to time as he works to improve their effectiveness as a teaching tool. 

Shido-kan Shorin-ryu kumite.

(Right side attack only is described below. The left side is a mirror-image. Both sides must be practiced.)
 

  Attacker Defender
1. Step right, middle punch, step left middle punch, step right, high-low punch. Step back right, left outside block, step back left, right inside block, step back right, left high-low block, right middle punch.
2. Right step, left step, right step and grab opponent's left shoulder with right hand, turn opponent, left low punch. Walking away from attacker, right step, left step, right step, left turn, left outside block, left low cover block, shuffle right, right middle punch.
3. Right kick and right middle punch, left kick and left middle punch, right kick and right high punch, left low punch. Step back 45° left, block kick, right outside block. Step back 45° right, left outside block. Step back 45° left, block kick, right high-low block, right middle punch.
4. Right kick, right high punch, left middle punch, right inside block. Left front kick, right 45° side kick, left high punch, right low punch. Step back right, block kick, left outside block and right high block, right inside block, left middle punch. Shuffle back, block kick, step 45° left, block kick, right high-low block, left middle punch.
5. Kick right, right high punch, left low punch, right middle punch, block kick. Step back right, block kick, left high-low block, right circle block, right short front kick.
6. Right front kick, left back kick, left back fist punch, step forward (position right foot behind and outside opponent's right foot), shuffle and throw. Step back right block kick, shuffle back right block kick, high X-block. Let yourself be thrown.
7. Step right, right middle-low punch, step left, left middle-low punch, step right, right high punch. Grab opponent's hands to your chest, step behind opponent into kiba dachi stance, twist to throw. Step back right, left forearm block. Step back left, right forearm block. Shuffle back left, right circle block and step behind opponent, grab around chest. Let yourself be thrown.
8. Right front kick, left round-house kick, left high tate punch, block kick. Step back right, block kick. Step back left, right high round-house block, right inside block (cover), right snap side kick.
9. Right front kick, right tate punch, left back spin into kiba dachi stance, throw. Step back right, block kick, high X-block. Let yourself be thrown.
10. Left round-house kick, right front kick. Right high punch, left low punch, right middle punch. Let yourself be thrown. Step back right, left high round-house block. Step back left, block kick. Right high-low block, left outside block, right outside block. While maintaining control of forearm, place left hand on opponent's left shoulder. Step behind opponent's left foot into kiba dachi stance and throw.
11. Right kick, right high-low punch. Left shuffle back, block kick, right middle round-house kick. Step back right, left high-low block. Right kick, right middle round-house block.
12. Right kick, right punch, block kick, right punch, right down block. Shuffle back left 45°, block kick, right circle block, right front kick, right circle block and switch feet ° left foot forward, left low punch.
13. Right kick, right high-low punch. Left shuffle back, block kick. Right high-low block, left middle punch, middle left round-house kick. Step back right, left high-low block. Right kick, right high punch, left low punch. Right outside block, step back right, left middle round-house block.
14. Right front kick, left round-house kick, left high tate punch, block kick, shuffle right 45°, block kick. Left high-low block, right high punch, right middle round-house kick. Step back right, block kick. Step back left, high right round-house block, right inside block (cover), right snap side kick, left 45° front kick. Left high punch, right low punch, left outside block, step back left into kiba dachi, left middle round-house block.
15. Right front kick, left back kick, right high round-house kick, right middle round-house block. Step back right, block kick. Step back left, block kick. Step back right, left high round-house block, right middle round-house kick.
16. Right front kick, left round-house kick, left tate high punch, block kick, shuffle left, block kick. Right high-low block, left middle punch, right middle punch. Let yourself be thrown. Step back right, block kick. Step back left, high right round-house block, right inside block (cover), right snap side kick, left 3/4 turn, left back kick, left high punch, right low punch. Right outside block, left inside block. Right 3/4 turn into kiba dachi stance, throw opponent.
17. Right front kick, right middle high punch, left middle punch, turn right, back kick 45°, right back fist punch, step forward (position left foot behind and outside opponent's left foot), shuffle and throw. Step back right, back kick, left outside block, step right and block punch, step back left, block kick, high block. Let yourself be thrown.
18. Right double kick, step back left, block kick, step back right, block kick, left high block. Let yourself be thrown. Step back left, block kick. Step back right, block kick. Right double kick, left back fist, (position left foot behind and outside opponent's left foot), shuffle and throw.


* based on "Original Okinawa Karate Kumite" from the Shido-kan Detroit dojo, Robert Menders, sensei). See the original at http://www.mendersdojo.com/ShibuPDF/Kumite.pdf

Shido-kan Shorin-ryu drill charts.

Please note that the descriptions of the Shido-kan Shorin-ryu Basic Drills below should by no means be considered definitive or complete. They are presented solely as memory aids, since some details (such as timing) are difficult to put into words. Practice these under the supervision of an instructor.
 

  Chart 1 Drills  
  Attacker Defender
1. Front kick, back leg only nagashi uke
2. Side kick, back leg only nagashi uke
3. Step, punch step back, outside block
4. Step, punch step back, inside block
5. High/low punch block high/low
6. Front kick; high punch; low punch nagashi uke;outside block; horizontal block (same hand)
7. Step, middle punch nagashi uke
8. Front kick, middle punch nagashi uke on both
9. Step, high punch kagite block
10. Front kick, high punch nagashi uke, kagite
11. Middle punch Kotekitae (outside block/parry inside; strike forearm. Defender starts block on the same side as the attack, eg. right hand attacks; defender blocks left/right, strikes left)
  Chart 2 Drills  
  Attacker Defender
1. Front kick, side kick opposite leg nagashi uke
2. Front kick, high roundhouse opposite leg nagashi uke
3. Front kick, back kick opposite leg nagashi uke
4. Front kick, step behind side kick - same leg nagashi uke
5. Front kick, step front middle roundhouse - same leg nagashi uke, side block
6. Front kick, middle punch nagashi uke, kotekitae
  Chart 3 Drills  
  Attacker Defender
1. High/low punch (same hand), high/low punch (opposite hand) block high/low
2. Front kick, high/low punch (same hand), high/low punch(opposite hand) nagashi uke, block high/low
3. Front kick, side kick, high/low punch (same hand), high/low punch (opposite hand) nagashi uke, tate zuki block high/low
4. Front kick, back kick, backfist/low punch (same hand), high/low punch (opposite hand) nagashi uke, ura zuki, block high/low