Foot Sweeps (ashi barai)
As a Black belt, you are now permitted to start using ashi barai (foot sweeps) in kumite, when sparring other black belt. The foot sweep (ashi barai) is one of the most impressive techniques in kumite. It is also one of the most dominating as, depending on how effective it is, has the ability to:
- Put your opponent on the ground
- Leave your opponent completely unbalanced giving you ample opportunity to seize the advantage.
- Leave your opponent slightly off balance yet too distracted to protect themselves from a forth coming devastating attack
- In either of the above circumstances, it leaves the person who executed the sweep with a massive advantage, and for real life combat, in a position to end the confrontation quickly.
Note: You will find more information on Ashi Barai in Shodan Ho Kumite Tips.