Some people have it, but most need to work at it, what is it?

Hitting With Intent!

At speed, you need to hit hard, fast and accurately, but more important than all of those, you must hit with intent!

If you are practicing on the focus pads, try and not only break the pads, but also the hand that is holding the pads!

Hitting things is great fun and if done correctly, will develop very strong techniques, but many karateka just go through the motions, now there is nothing wrong with practicing karate for health and well being, but if you want strong techniques, you must hit with the intent to do harm!

I believe all karateka should have a punch bag, focus pads and makiwara. To me, this area is an extremely important part of karate practice and its great fun!

All karateka should be striving to become better people by following karatedo (the way of karate), but there needs to be something a little nasty on the end of your techniques. Oss!

What Does Hit With Intent Actually Mean?

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