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 a few weeks ago, shows you how to do it right.
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.
Today, we would like to show you a very interesting way of makiwara training conveyed to us by Dr. Wolf Herbert from the SKIF tokushima. The central concept is called irimi. Herbert explains: “This is […]
By François Lavigne In recent years karate has proven to be an effective and useful part of the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). But what is PTSD? It has been known by many names […]