Category Archives: Kihon

Kakie in Okinawa Karate

Kakie is a traditional form of Okinawan training similar to sticking hand practice from the Chinese Martial Arts such as Tai Chi and Kung Fu. It is also a fundamental part of Tegumi or Okinawan wrestling.

The traditional method of training Kakie conditions the arms as well as teaching sensitivity, depending on whether the contact is heavy or light. With light contact you can sense the intent of your partner before he actually moves so you are immediately ready to counter his movement. A variation of the drill is to use one hand against your partner’s two hands and to practise with your eyes closed.

Kime in Tsuki

Soke Inoue Yoshimi (井上) explaining how to get kime in tsuki during his Karate Summer Camp 2013, held in Tottori, Japan. His disciples, Antonio Diaz (Venezuela) and Rika Usami (宇佐美里香, Japan), both WKF World kata champions, assist him during the lessons.