The equipment that Jason built for us has been working out very well, and I've decided to call it the EMB Station. While I was at the dojo today, I decided to take some nicer pictures of it to upload. This is probably the most pictures I've ever put into one post, so hopefully people with slow connections don't have too much trouble!
One of the students at our dojo, Jason, is a metalworker by trade and a brilliant engineer, and he built us a custom piece of dojo equipment.
This article is the class notes for 10/17/2011. It contains: 1) Makiwara 2) Shin Conditioning 3) Corkscrew Punch 4) Rokushaku Bo 5) Kihon no Bo Shodan no Yamashita
The makiwara (literally “wrapped straw”) post is an iconic piece of karate training equipment that has a little bit of mystery behind it. Most often you will hear people talking about using it to toughen their knuckles, but that is…