Keiko
Keiko

Makiwara Monday: Classic!

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 […]

Makiwara Monday

Makiwara Monday: The hip rotation is key!

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 […]

Keiko
Keiko

Makiwara Monday: The Samurai!

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 […]

Keiko
Kihon
Kihon

Makiwara Monday

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 […]