Do you need a portable makiwara because you train, for instance, in a public gym? In the following video Erkan Kemir shows us how to build easy and cheap a makiwara that you can take with you where ever you go. Feel free to share your ideas as well.
Some people deem the old days always as good. However, they were just rough sometimes. Yesterday, Sensei Erkan Kemir from Germany, sent us a video from 1991. It shows a Shobu Ippon match during a […]
Some love it, some hate it. However, it does not matter what you think about it, the Makiwara is an integral training device for Shotokan Karate. Kime (jap. 決め), endurance, timing, precision, and hardening of […]
To become a serious karateka, one needs to toughen and strengthen the knuckles, wrists, and forarms. This goes for men as well as women. Mirjam Widmer, who took part in our series Women of Shotokan […]