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Kumite Definition

What Does Kumite Mean?

Kumite

ku·mi·te

\ˈkü-ˈmē-ˈtā\
verb

Definition: Karate sparring; its literal meaning is “meeting of the hands”. It is practiced as self-defense training and as a sport in its own right. There are kickboxing and full-contact forms of kumite amongst others, and it can be practiced as free sparring or as structured kumite.

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