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Beginner student makiwara training

Tom Francher maki wara

The Makiwara is a punching post that has a spring to it. Pictured here is a new white belt learning to focus his energy on a point the size of a dime. Soon he will be breaking boards and crucial to board breaking is the ability to hit the target. The Makiwara/ punching post is used in Okinawa to develop speed, power and relaxation. Respectfully submitted, Sensei Judy, Shorin-Ryu Karate USA, Merritt Island, Florida

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