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 […]
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 […]
Competitions can have an educative effect. But only when they are done right. We talked with Thomas Prediger, chair of our advisory board, about the value of competitions for karateka and how karate tournaments will […]
We found this very interesting video on youtube. Unfortunately, it is in Portuguese. However, what do you think about it and his approach?
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 […]
This quote was provided to us by Jeff Christian. He attended a Gasshuku with Shuiseki Shihan Manabu Murakami of the SKIF in Houston, USA last week. Shihan Murakami made some remarks about how to understand […]
Did you finish your Kan-geiko (winter training) for this year already? No? Then let yourself become inspired by the JKA Headquater in Tokyo. It works the best when its done outside. Oss!
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.