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 Leather Makiwara Board is an adaptation on the original Makiwara for those who can’t bury a post in the ground. It has been built with mimicking original Makiwara. It has the same ‘spring’ you need for feedback on your strikes, and has a leather strike pad which has a similar resistance to the original rope. You can condition your body in exactly the same way and train just as effectively.
The true benefit of these is that they are same and need little to get using them. Easily hung on a wall, you can take it anywhere and train as you like. Made with a backing of hard wood, with a karate logo written in Japanese Kanji on the top. Fitted with a leather wrapped strike board pinned into place.
“The conditioning in the hands will take time to build up, both to full power and for a full training session, overuse early on will be detrimental to your training, and will slow the progression down. Patience in needed and build up little by little."
Doug Swift – Owner of Enso Martial Arts Shop
The Leather 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]
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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.
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