My Sensei would always be shouting ‘KIME!‘, but what does it mean?
A Karate master i trained with said, kime is when the body naturally stops itself! Other karate Sensei say kime is when you tighten your muscles on impact, other Sensei say it’s your level of intent on any given technique, or stopping everything as fast as possible.
Well, they are all correct!
Here's a short video where we talk about Kime.
We hope you enjoyed this Shotokan karate video on kime. There are many different exercises to improve kime, with i believe the ultimate one being makiwara practice.
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