Falling properly is very important in bunkai or the daily life. We should always prefer the rolling techniques because it will normaly prevent us of getting hurt. The version of using your hand makes more sense if no other option left and you cannot control the way of your fall.
Sensei Rick hotton explains his personal experience as part of the Shu Ha Ri concept. Continue reading Natural Principle
A kakiya, or kakete-biki, is an old-style Okinawan karate training tool, consisting of a wooden post with a movable arm (usually weighted) for training limb control, muchimidi (sticky hands), and tuidi (seizing hands). This is a demonstration of Noah Legel “poor man’s” version is just a broomstick attached to a support post with bungee cords.