Who ever questioned the reward of makiwara training should be invited to watch the following video by Ippei Kamae. Ippei is a makiwara enthusiast and trains regularly on it. This constant training has given him […]
Ippei Kamae loves makiwara training. According to himself he does everyday 1,000 punches on the wooden board when he trains at the JKA Honbu Dojo. Witnesses from abroad have confirmed that. In this video he […]
Rachel Cardoso shows us today that smoothness and power belong together. Her soft but very dynamic hip-rotation generates a very strong momentum and thus a very strong gyaku-zuki. Try it yourself and relax your pelvis.
In comparison to Shotokan Karate, Okinawa Karate is different in many respects. Besides the higher stances especially the execution of punches differ from Shotokan. While Shotokan prefers strikes from a long distance Okinawa Karate focuses […]
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 […]
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 […]
Some do stretching, some do makiwara training to cool down. Martin Hesse does the second.