5 Principles of Kumite (Kumite no Gogensoku):
- Kiwa Hayaku: Attack your opponent with a strong spirit, do not think about defense, only attack.
- Kokoro wa Shizuka: Always maintain a calm mind and spirit.
- Miwa Karuku: Your movement and technique must be polished and smooth.
- Mewa Akirakani: When you look at your opponent, see all of him. Do not fix your gaze on only one spot.
- Waza Wa Hageshiku: Your technique must be sharp.