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isshinjake
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Joined: 08 Jun 2003
Posts: 13
Location: Arkansas
Styles: isshinryu,shotokan

PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2003 9:53 pm    Post subject: Makiwara boards Reply with quote

Greetings
Does anyone here use a makiwara board ,if so does anyone have any tips on using one.
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telsun
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Green Belt

Joined: 28 Jun 2003
Posts: 452
Location: Kent, England
Styles: Okinawan Goju-ryu, Ju-jitsu

PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2003 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Makiwara is a great training tool. Tips:
1. Take it easy to start with.
2. Do not train once the knuckle skin has come away. This will stop you training for quite some time.
3. Build up the power it is essential you do not damage your knuckles.
4. As you hit focus in the tanden and on dropping your weight down.
5. Use various techniques not just punching. Elbows, ridgehand, knifehand, backfist, etc, etc.
6. Also kicks.
7. Concentrate on your technique.
8. Find someone that can teach you to use the makiwara. It is the best way for you to get the most from it.
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isshinjake
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Joined: 08 Jun 2003
Posts: 13
Location: Arkansas
Styles: isshinryu,shotokan

PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2003 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the advice it was a lot of help!
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Shorin Ryuu
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Joined: 19 May 2003
Posts: 1862
Location: Pearl City, HI
Styles: Shorin Ryu, Ryukyu Kobudo

PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2003 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a good quote from Chibana Chosin:
"To achieve this goal takes long, constant and careful practice; overdoing things will only result in harm"

Funakoshi had a good one, but I forget exactly how it went. It was something along the lines of that it is foolish to be proud of blood blisters that develop from overuse of the makiwara and that many high school and college students, hating to lose, would press on. Their hands would become covered in blood and while their spirit is commendable, they can not help but to throw lighter and lighter punches.
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