By Derick Kirkham What is Okuri-tsuki? Hopefully this article will unravel any misconceptions that surround this neglected and under-used technique. The word Okuri in this application referred to as a meaning for “to slide”. But […]
Some do stretching, some do makiwara training to cool down. Martin Hesse does the second.
Angelica Puertas from Venezuela kindly allowed us to share her Makiwara workout video. To find women, who train at the Makiwara, is a difficult task. We can only speculate about the reasons and would like […]
To use Gyaku-Zuki during kunite requires a lot of speed and quick reactions. The fist has to cross a longer distances than a Kizami-Zuki. In order to train it fast repetitions of Gyaku-Zukis are prefereable. […]
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.