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Makiwara Training plus articles and information on Martial-Arts. “Makiwara training was originated in Okinawa and is part of their culture. It is an essential part of old style Okinawa Karate. Very few do this type. This makiwara stands in the garden of the main dojo I practice in. of using a makiwara (especially #4), there are people who say that makiwara training is bad !.

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The density and size of the bones and joints were normal. For many years I thought of the makiwara as my lifelong companion. Essentially, a proper makiwara is makwiara wooden spring, which acts much like modern automotive leaf springs do. Makiwara training is not usually something that can be jumped into without any preparation, because it can injure you if you strike traning incorrectly, or too hard. Be sure that no pre-existing arthritic conditions, fractures, or other hand or foot injuries exist before training on the makiwara.

An Introduction to Makiwara Training – Karate Obsession

Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail. I started in The way it works is that students complete sanchin kata a core form of many martial maoiwara while an instructor checks their concentration, body alignment, movement, breathing, and mechanics of their technique by giving pressure and striking various parts of the student’s body.


A makiwara is considered an essential instrument for karate training.

Google him and you’ll find his schedule for seminars and where he teaches and such. While HIV can only survive for a few seconds outside the body certain contagions such as hepatitis can ,akiwara be transmitted via dried blood. If there is a mirror available it will help you notice and eliminate these foibles. Makiwafa from a distance his hands stand out, shaped like a mole. What a stupid question. One who has undergone long years of physical pain and mental agony to learn one punch, one kick should be able to face any task, no matter how difficult, and carry it through to the end.

As I walked deeper and deeper into the Sumo dungeon, I noticed something strange….

Yes, that can happen. Furthermore my fist immediately became swollen, so much I began questioning myself if I might have really broken something.

The person who hit me was a year-old, pound Samoan football player, a guy twice my weight and strong as an ox. The Makiwara experience cannot be explained. This not only facilitates an ability to validate stance integrity and perform other slow work, but also provides superior kinesthetic, visual, and auditory feedback with impact training. This is much easier on the hands, making it a good place to start, but it is also an excellent exercise for those who are accustomed to makiwara training.

Either way the top is padded, traditionally with rice straw though more often with leather or canvas and a thin layer of closed-cell foam today. Depending on the individual, youths 16 years of age and older should be able to use the makiwara safely under proper supervision. The underlying structure of the hand is unaffected. Once you are comfortable with how much pressure you can safely use against the makiwara, you can start striking it. Practice each technique slowly and smoothly, keeping the resistance from spoiling your form.


Lack of variety in shotokan kata Sip Su Application? To begin, it offers progressive resistance like a bow. Do not fully extend and lock your arm, however, as you may damage your elbow joint.

The flexibility of the board absorbs enough of the impact to eliminate the need for thick padding, so the covering of straw, leather, canvas, foam, or rubber protects the board almost as much as it protects the practitioner’s hand.

Try to do it daily.

Makiwara training is more destructive than useful

Those nightmares still hunt me…. So they practice palm strikes on that wooden post! What you do in training will heavily influence what you will do on the street. Hinoki Japanese cypress and sigi Japanese cedar are also common.