5 Principles of Kumite

5 Principles of Kumite (Kumite no Gogensoku):

  • Kiwa Hayaku: Attack your opponent with a strong spirit, do not think about defense, only attack.
  • Kokoro wa Shizuka: Always maintain a calm mind and spirit.
  • Miwa Karuku: Your movement and technique must be polished and smooth.
  • Mewa Akirakani: When you look at your opponent, see all of him. Do not fix your gaze on only one spot.
  • Waza Wa Hageshiku: Your technique must be sharp.