Hojo Undo - “Supplementary Exercises”. The traditional conditioning methods of Karate-do!
- Diagram of some of the tools used
- Makiwara - Striking post padded with rope
- Jari Bako - Bowl filled with sand, dried rice, or smooth stones for striking (in Chinese martial arts they use a similar methods but they use Mung beans, gravel, and steel balls)
- Tou - Bamboo bundle for striking with the finger tips
- Ishi - Large stone used for striking…the running theme here is “find something hard and hit it a lot”
- Chiishi - Weighted levers
- Ishi Sashi - Stone locks that are used in a similar fashion to kettlebells
- Nigiri Game - Gripping jars (love the face of the dude on the right!)
- Tetsu Geta - Iron shoes
- Tan and Ude Tanren - Tan are early barbells made from wood and stone and Ude Tanren are drills where two partners strike each other for the purpose of building pain tolerance, stronger muscle, and denser bones, this is what I mentioned a while ago.
I’ve got experience with 2 and a bit with 5.
Why am I not surprised that you went for punching rocks at some point? haha
Shouldn’t surprise anyone…sometimes if I’m feeling up for it and there’s no available tree, I’ll practice strikes on the concrete walls in my room. This, again, should surprise no one. Haha
Noted hahaha xD
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