Gigo Funakoshi had a more fighting oriented approach. With him the aspect of self-defense became prominent in Shotokan Karate Philosophy.

Makiwara Monday: Beyond Gyaku-Zuki by Michael Ehrenreich

Most of the time, the Makiwara is used to train Gyaku-Zuki. In this video Michael Ehrenreich shows how versatile Makiwara training can be. Especially short distances strikes can be trained very efficient on the Makiwara.

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