Does Shotokan karate work in full contact fights? As an experienced fighter, who also fought in Karate Combat, I will point out and enumerate the advantages and disadvantages of Shotokan karate when venturing into full […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]