There is a bit of debate at my club regarding Gohon Kumite (five step sparring) You have an aggressor and a defender. After the defender has performed their Gyaku Tsuki, who steps forward - the aggressor or the defender ?
Concur with Bob - this is how we do it as well in SKIF. In gohon, as well as in sanbon, once the forward steps are complete, the attacker steps back into normal stance, while the defender steps forward. This is an exception, though; in normal kihon drills, no matter what you just finished doing, you would always step back at Yame. ______________ More sweat in training, less blood in battle