By Michael Ehrenreich We can see if somebody possesses fighting spirit or not. Fighting spirit seems to be ubiquitous. We all know what fighting spirit is. Until we are being asked for an explanation. Fighting […]
The Starting Point of the Oss-Controversy Last weekend, we published the excellent article by Andreas Quast “To “Oss”, or Not to “Oss”? The Difficult History of Oss!“. It caused the Oss-Controversy. Andreas historically reconstructed in […]
A few weeks ago, we already published a very interesting Makiwara Monday video with Michael Ehrenreich. Michael showed in this video how to train different punches like Ura-Zuki and Shuto Uchi at the Makiwara. Advertisement: […]
By Michael Ehrenreich If we travel through the Shotokan world we will observe a very common picture. All over the globe, Shotokan Karatekas commit to a very high level of technical skills. This commitment reflects […]
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.