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    Default Makiwara training

    Training with the padded post:

    Obsolete or necessity ??

    Does it harm the hands too much?
    Are the benefits to the wrist worth it?
    Are there any modern methods that are better?
    Is bag work just as good ?

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    Default Re: Makiwara training

    Originally posted by ronin69
    Training with the padded post:

    Obsolete or necessity ??

    Does it harm the hands too much?
    Are the benefits to the wrist worth it?
    Are there any modern methods that are better?
    Is bag work just as good ?
    I think makiwara training is really good. I don't think it hurts the hands (unless you hit it wrong or don't make a tight first). As for causing arthritis, I'm not convinced that makiwara training causes it, as far as I've heard, you can't really cause arthritis.

    As for the wrists, that's exactly what makiwara training is for. To make sure you keep your wrist straight.

    I don't know of any modern methods. Do you mean like using a heavy bag? From experience with that, all I can say that hitting a heavy bag really hurts my wrists, I can feel it vibrating sort of @[email protected]

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    i have hand qigong that is better than either, but i'm not sharing!

    my hands used to hurt after hitting the heavy bag but now i have no problem.

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    My dad knows of a few case where nerve damaged has occur from years of hitting hard surface areas. According to my dad their hands trembles alot.
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    Does it matter if the surface it hard, but stiff, or hard but more flexible?

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    Here's an honest view from someone who's had experience with it.

    http://www.24fightingchickens.com/101/28_makiwara.html
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    The board MUST have give.

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    Originally posted by X_plosion
    Here's an honest view from someone who's had experience with it.

    http://www.24fightingchickens.com/101/28_makiwara.html
    I disagree with some of the stuff said there. First of all I don't do shotokan, so that may be the reason. Secondly, the type of language he uses kind of lowers his credibility. Anyway, to continue:

    You can do more than just a reverse punch. You can punch with your punching hand in front. You can back hand it. You can "uppercut" it (sort of hard to explain).

    As far as the bleeding goes, I agree with him to an extent. I mean, if you use your own makiwara pad, then it shouldn't be a problem since no one is supposed to use yours except for you.

    That's all for now...btw, I noticed that the back of his makiwara is flat. Does anyone who trains with them have it flat or curved?

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    The only good part of that article os the part where he talks about getting your weight behind the strike.

    On a side note, anyone ever snap their makiwara?

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