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Straw Rope Makiwara

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Product description

  • The most traditional form of Makiwara
  • Exactly what the Okinawan Karate Practitioners would use
  • Fitted to a sunken post for best effect
  • Build up conditioning in hands for prolonged training
  • Made from woven straw


Straw Rope Makiwara Description

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 Straw Rope Makiwara is exactly what the original Okinawan Karate practitioners would have used. It’s tough and will build up hand conditioning fast. Designed to be tied to a post, fixed to the floor.  


It is made purely from straw that have been weaved into rope and tied into shape. If you don’t have a post, you can simply lay in on a surface to strike for hand conditioning but you won’t get the same type of feedback on your strikes as you will from a post.  


Advice from the shop on your Straw Rope Makiwara

“No joke, this is the real deal. This is a tough challenge for your hands and approach with caution. If you are not used striking at all, one punch will hurt. Make sure your happy with your technique and conditioning and start off slow.”

Doug Swift – Owner of Enso Martial Arts Shop


Sizing of your Straw Rope Makiwara

The canvas Makiwara Board is one of the larger new styles of Makiwara. The dimensions are:


  • Height is 36 cm or 14 inches
  • Width is 8 cm or 3 inches
  • Depth is 8 cm or 3 inches

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]


Shipping your Straw Rope Makiwara

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: 

  • Europe: 2-3 working days
  • USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand: 3-4 working days
  • All other destinations: 4-7 working days.

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