Traditional Karate and Yoga
Authentic and Traditional



        

 

Manhattan Beach Traditional Shotokan Karate


the Makiwara Club

 

 

Todome Wasa Practice -

Using the Signature Traditional Shotokan Karate Technique - Gyaku-zuki (gya-koo zoo-key) Reverse Punch

 

Daily practice on a makiwara is essential to developing maximum connection. Correct alignment is crucial for obtaining maximum efficiency, smooth transition from start to finish, and delivering maximum kime. Correct alignment and connection is necessary in strengthening the body in a healthy way. Incorrect alignment can hurt the body. Students use these photos to study and correct all of your techniques. Study these photos to identify what needs to be corrected. When hitting the makiwara go easy at first, then over time as you adjust your alignment and fine tune your alignment, then you can increase the intensity thus developing power (Kime and Todeme Wasa).

 

 

Ellen September 20th, 2009

 

 

Hana September 20th, 2009

 

Jordan - September 25th, 2009

 

Dexter October 13th, 2009

 

Jacob - October 17th, 2009