akusoku (Kumite) Kata
Kumite kata are an important part of Wado-Ryu training. They must be practiced with the Wado principles in mind. Standard Kumite or Yakusoku kata are:
Ippon Kumite: 1 step free sparring as introductory level helps students understand timing of attacking, blocking and proper distance.
Ohyo Kumite: A tremendous variety of techniques used for tournament competition. An orderly fashion of movements to enhance free sparring
Jiyu Kumite: Advanced fre sparring utilities, sweeps, take downs, back first and other advance movements.
Kihon Kumite: A series of choreographed offensive and defensive movements. Extremely vital in the development and proficiency of free sparring.