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Bobfromtekken
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:07 pm    Post subject: Striking target for strengthening Reply with quote

Hey all, I was looking for some input/advice about a striking target I'd like to put together in a limited space.

I've recently moved into a new place and am setting up a training area for myself in the basement. My space is pretty limited, and I've set aside enough room for essentials. But in the middle of it all is a foundation pole, and I'm trying to come up with the best way to utilize it. I have my mind set on a makiwara-esque striking target.

The pole is floor to ceiling and made of steel. My current thought is to put padding on it and wrap it with hemp rope, but I've never set up a target like this before. I've done strengthening before with mung bean bags, rice bags, and rice digging, but nothing quite like this.

I was hoping you guys with more experience with these sorts of things would have some advice as to what padding/surface I should use for my mini project
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum Bob. Sounds like you got yourself a makiwara. That's good!

The only thing I can think of is the Shaolin newspaper on the wall. A thick layer of paper on the wall for you to hit. Of should not take room since it's on the wall

I will check it out to see if I can come up with other ideas.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What you're describing would be akin to an ude-makiwara, but without any spring action. You can use it for conditioning, if you're careful, but it's not really a makiwara. A better bet would be to build a proper makiwara on a platform, that way it's moveable and not permanently bolted to the floor or anything.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wastelander wrote:
What you're describing would be akin to an ude-makiwara, but without any spring action. You can use it for conditioning, if you're careful, but it's not really a makiwara. A better bet would be to build a proper makiwara on a platform, that way it's moveable and not permanently bolted to the floor or anything.


I second Wastelander's recommendation!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

its been a slow process (almost a year) but our new addition of a home dojo (hojo) is coming along.

I was also looking into a Makawara. I saw the wall mounted ones and wondered about them but I have the floor space. I can mount it in the corner of the dojo. My concern more was height. I am 5'2" and my husband is 5'10".

I more want it for feedback on proper technique. Any suggestions? I rather buy it if possible only bc my husband's time is taxed with building this new space among other things and if I ask him to build one more thing he may want a divorce lol

I also considered removing the pad to an old standing bag and just wrapping the rope around it?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you looking to build it into the wall, or will it stand out from the wall so it has some give when you strike it?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It can be mounted to support post or installed right on my floor. I want it to have give. The wall mount ones I saw have a spring in them.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what I was wondering. Without the give, I would think they lose their effectiveness as a training tool.
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