We use the yakusoku to introduce distance and timing skills. We use it to introduce an important tactic – evade, reroute and counter, all powered by continual oscillations of the center to project power.
In our advanced training we de-emphasize yakusoku kumite as a two person drill, replacing it with an extensive collection of bunkai, for a large spectrum of tactics and techniques.
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