Makiwara are traditionally a karate training tool and developed from the island of Okinawa, Originally they would have been a post buried and fixed deep into the ground, extending up to shoulder height. The post would have some flex so a poor strike will ‘bounce’ off and a clean strike can penetrate it. Users would be expected to strike the Makiwara at least 100 times per day with both hands.
Makiwara offer a wide range of striking options including all open hand strikes and closed hand strikes, elbow strikes, Kicks and knee strikes. This Canvas Makiwara Pad is an adaptation on the original Makiwara for those who can’t bury a post in the ground. It is a black wooden board with a Canvas wrapped strike surface with a bit of give, as you’d expect. Mainly used by people looking for hand conditioning. You can condition your body in exactly the same way and train just as effectively.
It is a foam covered with canvas that gives a spring effect, similar to standard traditional Makiwara. It can be fitted to a wall easily but also laid on a surface for practicing strikes and building up the strength in the hands. The Canvas comes with a dragon motif, that quite useful as a target point for strikes.
“The canvas can really rough up the skin at first, it takes time to get used to the abrasive surface and the skin to toughen up. Take it easy at first and it won’t be long until you can do a full training session on this.“
Doug Swift – Owner of Enso Martial Arts Shop
The canvas Makiwara Board is one of the larger new styles of Makiwara. The dimensions are:
If you have any questions about what is best for you, feel free to contact us at our shop to discuss it, call (0117) 9425832 or email [email protected]
We have a few different options for posting your items at Enso Martial Arts Shop. Prices vary depending on the overall order, weight, size etc. The checkout page will automatically workout the possible options for you.
We can send your item(s) in the following ways:
Royal Mail 2nd Class signed - Pretty slow service but will get there eventually. We will try and post it the same day the order comes to us, but not always possible for us. More than likely we will post the next day or day after that. Only possible for small lightweight items, as heavy items are more expensive than UPS.
UPS Standard - Order before 12pm and we can pack and post the same day to be with you the next day. If you order after 12pm we can still pack it and have it ready but it is less likely to be collected the same day (still possible though, depends when the UPS man comes) and will arrive the day after that.
UPS Worldwide - For anywhere outside the UK, we can post the same day but delivery times are dependent on the destination. Approximate delivery times are as follows: