Makiwara training does not only lead to tough knuckles and hands. It also increases your strength. The following video is an example of brute force.
The Makiwara is a very classical training tool that has already been utilized by the early Okinawa masters. Its development is an exciting part of Karate history. In order to make the study of the […]
Our friend, Aidos Underbayev from Kazakhstan, has sent us an excellent Makiwara Monday video. It displays the importance of hip rotation. As you can see, Aidos places a lot of emphasis on an initiating hip […]
Shihan Masahiko Tanaka has become famous for his strength and fighting spirit. Both brought him the nickname “The Samurai”. The following Makiwara video gives you a glimpse how he became the fighter he was: stoic […]
Every journey has to begin at one point. This counts also for Makiwara training. In order to make your start easier we present you a introduction for beginners video by Shihan Yotoka today. He gives […]
Tatsuya Naka Senseis elegance precedes him like lightning precedes thunder. Even at the Makiwara he makes his exercise look fast, precise, and swift as if he has no need to spent much energy. This is […]
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 […]