What types of training do we do?
Training at Pearl City follows an approach that incorporates 3 aspects of Karate. First, is learning the fundementals or basics of punching, blocking, kicking, etc. which is called Kihon. Second, is putting these basics into prearranged movements or forms, which is called Kata. Third, is working with a partner to learn sparring or the fighting aspect which is called Kumite. In SKIF we use a systematic approach developed by Kancho Kanazawa concerning Kumite. Kumite skills are developed using exercises that progressive work up from five-step, three-step, one-step, one-step freestyle to eventually freestyle sparring.