Kakete-biki: limb manipulation solo training
Kakete-biki: limb manipulation solo training

Welcome to the first post of our videos section! Well, now that I have got that out of the way, let me tell you a bit about the matter in hand. A while ago I found out about a training tool used in some karate styles and schools. Its name is kakete-biki or kakiya.

There are multiple variations from traditional (Parker 2013) to slightly more…let’s say cheap (Legel 2016). One of its purposes is to allow the training of control and manipulation of limbs in solo training. Of course, nothing is better than to traing with a partner, however, that may not always be possible.

I decided to try it for myself and for that I grabbed a stick and old belt and I found myself a tree. There is no question about its usefulness, despite some limitations. With a bit of help I managed to record some bits of that training session, and I’d like to share it with you.

I hope you liked this video in which I show that first encounter with this training tool. As I improve and incorporate new moves to my workout, I’ll show you other possibilities. Any comment, critique or question, the (virtual) doors of my email and the comment section of this post are open.


If you liked this post, check out some of my other posts. There isn’t many at the moment, that’s true. However I am working on new stuff and there will be more content coming after summer. So don’t forget to stay tuned!



Legel, N. (2016). Freestyle Drilling with my Poor’s Man Kakiya / Kakete-biki. [Online video]. Accessed on the 28th of January of 2018 on Youtube:

Parker, R. (2013). Pinan Shodan & Limb Control (Kakete Biki / Kakiya Drills). [Online video]. Accessed on the 28th of January of 2018 on Youtube:

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