Double posted MAKIWARA
Handmade and no nails used
US$ 175+S/H ordering
details are below
opinion that the most overlooked aspect of true karate training is the use of
the makiwara. Continuos daily repetitious striking builds power, strenght,
concentration and most important develops muchin (no mind).
Complete concentration on the striking areas creates an atmosphere of
nothingness, no mind. The mind is literally captured by the concentration needed
to perform the striking and kicking properly. The moment you make impact, the
mind, body and spirit are joined allowing for the spirit to gather in what is
going on around you when you relax between actions. Practicing every day can
develop punches and kicks that can register up to at least 2000 lbs. per square
As you know, I received your makiwara.
The workmanship and quality of this training tool is great !
I use several types of makiwara and this one will fit in fine for my
Thank you again for a Great Training Tool !
Keep the faith old friend,
Yours in budo,
|I recently received a double-posted makiwara from Smith
Sensei. I assembled it (easy to do) and got right on it. I absolutely love
it. The construction is solid and very well done. It is worth every penny.
It is built to last.
To own this piece of equipment handbuilt from Smith Sensei is enough in
itself, as it is one of a kind, so to speak. However, the way it works and
responds is incredible.
This photo taken at the Agena, Okinawa dojo in 1957 shows the makiwara used by
first generation students of Shimabukuro Tatsuo Sensei. This original makiwara
was hand made with axe and chisel. This exact type of makiwara is offered to you
constructed of pressure treated lumber, no nails used, and ideal for indoor or
outdoor use. Each pedestals striking area is covered with material or allowed to
remain smooth surfaced and are spring supported to allow for maximum force and
fast retraction. One end accepts the strongest punch and the other end forces
the foot to target itself properly, making sure the toes are curled upward,
striking with the ball of the foot.
Double posted Makiwara, same as used at Kyan & Agena,
The photos on this site do not explain exactly what the makiwara does. It has
two posts, one 6 ft high and one 2 ft high. They are not solid, they swivel back
and forth, and are split down the center to take up precusion.
Both swivel on steel studs which can be adjusted. The adjusting part is that
when you hit it, it travels forward and then "hits" you back, same as the
kicking post To put it simply, the harder you hit it, the harder you get hit
The hardest exercise to learn is hitting the highest post and then at same time
elbowing shorter post. Creating a rhythm which teaches fantastic retraction
neccesary for the Isshinryu snapping punch.
The unit measures 7'x27"x 8" and weighs 76 pounds.
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Guardian Karate Association
PO Box 149
Hershey, PA 17033-0149
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