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Makiwara Training for Skills and Variety

Hello, everyone!

There is a fairly commonly-held belief that there is only one proper way to use a makiwara. Motobu Choki once said that, at more than 60 years of age, he still didn't know the best way to use the makiwara, suggesting that there is, indeed, more than one way to use it. I happen to agree, and this article goes over 7 variations of makiwara-geiko (makiwara training), aside from standing in a stationary zenkutsu-dachi (front stance) throwing hundreds of gyaku-tsuki (reverse thrusts).