Kumite (Sparring)

Sparring sessions at Olathe Karate Academy are mandatory for intermediate and advanced students.  Beginning students are welcome to attend with Kyoshi Palmer's permission. These classes are vital to students developing the necessary skills for actual combat. Most Kumite sessions will focus on controlled free sparring, NOT point (tournament) sparring. (Official Olathe Karate Academy safety gear is required to reduce the risk of injuries.)