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What does kumite mean?
Kumite is most closely associated with karate, and one of the forms of karate practiced as a sport is known as kumite. In kumite karate, two opponents spar against each other with the goal of being awarded points by judges for effective strikes.
Example: In kumite, opponents usually refrain from landing full-force blows out of respect for each other.
Where does kumite come from?
The word kumite is borrowed directly from Japanese, in which it means “sparring.”
Sparring has been a part of martial arts training since ancient times, but the formal nature of kumite evolved as karate and similar martial arts became popular forms of self-defense and, eventually, sports. Kumite karate was first included as an Olympic event in 2021 at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
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Kumite is most closely associated with karate, and kumite karate is an Olympic event.
— ABS-CBN News Channel (@ANCALERTS) November 13, 2011
I didn’t win anything at my dojo’s tournament yesterday. But I think I had the most fun yet. I got to judge, compete, and coach. I did end up 4th in Kumite which was nice. being in a black belt ring makes things much more difficult. So proud of all my students! #Isshinryu #karate
— Rae (@RAERAM14) March 25, 2019
Congratulations to Mapúan athletes who won in the 26th SEA Games! Ronnel Balingit (Bronze, Kumite) & Edgardo Alejan (Silver, Track&Field)
— Mapúa University (@MapuaUniv) December 13, 2011
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Male, Kumite; female, Kumitegor (one 'class,' which I call 'phratry').Social Origins and Primal Law|Andrew Lang
Here the whole tribe is divided into two great classes, Kroki and Kumite.The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State|Frederick Engels
Thus smoke and honeysuckle trees belong to the division Kumite, and are akin to the fishhawk stock of men.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1|Andrew Lang