Kumite Drills

With: Sensei Ernie Molyneux – IOGKF 7th Dan, England Chief Instructor

Sensei Ernie Molyneux continues his Kumite drills series with 3 kihon ido drills. Below are complete instructional videos for each drill as well as written instructions. Sensei Ernie is assisted by his students Reena Prasad and Paul Molyneux – EGKA.

Kihon Ido drill number 1:

Semete (Attacker):

From Kamae, kicking Mae Geri (front kick) with the back leg and land forward. Followed by Jodan Oyo tsuki (front hand), Chudan Gyaku tsuki (reverse punch, back hand).

Ukete (Defender):

As you step back, your lead hand (from first position) blocks down Gedan shotei uke. Followed by, Jodan Shotei Kosa uke and Gedan shotei uke (off the now lead hand). Counter Chudan Gyaku tsuki.

Kihon Ido drill number 2:

Semete (Attacker):

From Kamae, kicking Chudan Mawashi Geri (round house kick) landing forward. Follow with Uraken Uchi (back fist) off the lead hand and Gyaku tsuki (reverse punch) with the rear hand.

Ukete (Defender):

From Kamae, stepping back and blocking morote kosa uke (double hand cross block) on the side that stepped back. Follow with Jodan Koke uke and then Gedan shotei uke from the lead hand. Finish with Chudan Gyaku tsuki.

Kihon Ido drill number 3:

Hear further instructions for Sensei Molyneux in the video clip below

Semete (Attacker):

From Kamae, kick Chudan Yoko geri (side kick) with the rear leg and land forward. Keep the turning motion of the body continuing and kick Chudan Ushiro geri (back kick) with the opposite leg and land with that leg forward. Finish with Chudan Gyaku tsuki.

Ukete (Defender):

As you step back, perform morote shotei otoshi uke (double open hand dropping block) – keep the hand on the finishing rear side underneath. Pivot the body 45 degrees to the front leg side, blocking gedan barai with the lower hand and countering Jodan tsuki to the face with the lead hand.