Bogu Kumite
In Ryukyu Kempo the sparring technique are practiced with full
contact so that the full impact of the competitors blow can be
experienced by both participants, the recipient as well as the
deliverer.  This type of Kumite is called Bogu Kumite.  The
purpose of practicing this form of Kumite is specifically to
discourage students from the attitude that sparring is fun.  There
is an inherent risk of injury in this practice.  However it is a vital
experience for the student to feel the impact of a blow of this
magnitude to be able to understand the importance of preventing
it.  This experience should remind the competitor that karate
training should be focused on the protection of oneself and not
so much on the scoring of points.
United Ryukyu Kempo Alliance
Watch a Bogu Kumite Match