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Kakie (push hands) originated in China. The Kakie of Goju-Ryu Karate-Do was brought to Okinawa by Master Kanryo Higaonna. He had studied Kakie in Foochow, China from Master Ryu Ryu Ko.

There are two versions of Kakie used in Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do. In the first version, the hands follow a forward and backward motion which describes a small upward and downward crescent shaped arch. In the second version, the hands stay horizontal to the ground and move in a circular motion.

The study of Kakie develops sensitivity, strengthens the arms, avoidance, and assists in the study of pushing, pulling, striking, blocking, joint locks, choke holds, takedowns, throwing, break falls and rolls, Kata Bunkai, and countering techniques.

Kakie can be performed with one or two partners and can be performed both pre-arranged by beginners or freestyle by advanced practitioners.

Click here to view the Kakie demonstration video clip (4.8mb)


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