Ukete (受け手) is the person who receives the rope. Alternative terms would be “bunny” or “model”. Ukete, literally the “receiving hand,” is a gender-neutral term and the opposite term to bakushi. While “model” is otherwise used more in a professional setting and “bunny” is used generally but with an emphasis on non-professional use, ukete is still a fairly new term.

Ukete is a role description that is mostly used outside of the classroom. Ukete can be used for all gender identifications without any problems. There is also no distinction between singular and plural, so ukete refers to an individual as well as a group.

This term can thus be applied to all gender identities.