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kumite Line breaks: ku¦mite
Pronunciation: /ˈkuːmɪteɪ/

Definition of kumite in English:


[mass noun]
(In martial arts) freestyle fighting.
Example sentences
  • They included junior kata and kumite, ladies kata and kumite, senior black belt kata and kumite.
  • Another example occurred when I was doing kumite with Sensei at his home.
  • Calum has won every tournament entered for kata and kumite so far this year which is an amazing achievement for someone so young.


Japanese, literally 'sparring'.

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