8 Outils du KARATE – Makiwara, Ichi Sashi, Chichi…


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I hope you’re doing well. Let’s discover the eight karate tools. [music] -Karate and martial
arts practitioners have always used tools
to physically prepare themselves, strengthen their bodies, limbs,
and their willingness to go
further, and surpass their limits. Here are some tools used
to train out of the dojo. Though the Hojo undō is mainly an integral
part of some Okinawan style
classes, in my opinion,
it’s important to add it to our personal routine
outside the dojo. Personal work
is not an alternative, but a necessity
for our martial improvement. The Hojo undō is designated in Okinawa
as an additional training. Tools are used
in developing power, resistance, and strengthening the body. Preparing to endure
training at the dojo. Nowadays, Kettlebells
are very famous in the fitness world,
and weight training. This type of tool
is found in all martial practices. Whether in China, Europe,
India, and of course Okinawa. Karate masters
like it. It’s called ishi-sashi. In the past, it was
a single block of carved stone. It’s important to choose
these Hachiji-dachi or Kettlebells carefully. The weight must be appropriate. If it’s too heavy,
we’ll force with our backs, and if it’s too light,
we’ll not improve. Test them in store
prior to making your final choice. The aim is to wind,
and unroll the rope. The basic position may be
natural in Sanchin-dachi, and Kiba-dachi, but the body must
remain perfectly straight. I can start with putting
arms close to the hips like Gedan-barai. Then we move on with
bent forearms like Age-uke. The last step is
having arms stretched out at shoulder height,
and this burns the shoulders and forearms. It’s very easy to make, and requires
very little space for storage. That’s awesome. This very popular tool
in Okinawa is increasingly being appreciated
in the fitness world. Originally, it was
a simple piece of wood planted in a block of stone. It can be replaced by a dumbbell
by removing the weight on one side. It’s widely used in Okinawa,
and also in China. It helps to strengthen
fingers and the grip. It’s worth noting that one spoon of sand
should be added to the jars on a weekly basis. Over time, the sand will fill the jars,
and make them to become even heavier. The most common way
to use them is to walk in Sanchin-dachi holding
the jars on the sides. From there,
we can reproduce the kata. Even today in Okinawa, practitioners
have their nigiri gami personalized
by a master potter. Prior to moving on to the next tool, please, let me know in the comments
which tool you prefer. Replace your summer tap dancing
with weighted sandals. Tetsu-Geta are
normally iron-made. This torture tool
helps to strengthen leg and movement
techniques. It’s not easy
to find these tools in Europe. In order to remedy this situation, you can use ankle
weights or Kettlebells with a handle
big enough to put your foot in. Makiwara is probably
the most famous tool. The advantage of Makiwara
is that it gives you immediate feedback
on your strike. We can know if our structure
is correct or not: if we’re sheathed, if we have
a weak or misplaced wrist, these are extremely
important information for the development of
our striking power. Tsuki can be punched
with the inner or outer edge
of the hand, forearm, elbow, or feet. Now, it’s up to you to negotiate in order
to have one install at home. While the Makiwara helps
to hit with precision and power, the punching bag
allows you to combine front,
side, and circular hits; whether it’s a combination
of fists or fists-foot, it’s excellent for fitness,
if the work is at full power, and in a three-minute round
with one minute of rest. I’m not aware of any
rubber band exercises in Okinawa. This is a tool I discovered
in the early 90s through to a Taekwondo teacher
who brought back this type of work from Korea. Sensei Lavorato
told me that he too used rubber bands in
the wood of [?] in the 70s. Nowadays, rubber bands
are fashionable, cheap, easy to install, and require
little training space. There are several tools available
for self training at home. Though we don’t have much time,
no more excuses, let’s get to work. Don’t forget to subscribe
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and it has just appeared. Bye and good practice.

2 thoughts on “8 Outils du KARATE – Makiwara, Ichi Sashi, Chichi…

  1. Salut Lionel, je suis un jeune pratiquant de karaté. L'année dernière à mon passage de grade, j'ai échoué. Je n'ai eu que la ceinture verte bleu tandis que je visais la ceinture bleu. bref ça a provoquer un dé clique chez moi et j'ai décidé de prendre le karaté au sérieux. Je viens vers toi aujourd'hui déjà parce que j'aime tes vidéos mais aussi pour demander des conseilles. Je voudrais savoir si tu as des livres à me conseiller ou des moyens d'apprendre. Désolé de ce pavé et merci d'avance.

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