makiwaraSo many karateka do not hit anything and many of these karateka also control all of their karate techniques when with a partner. So how do they develop powerful techniques?

Well many of them do not develop powerful techniques, some do, somehow (which still baffles me), but on the whole, the karateka who do not hit things, do not develop powerful techniques.

To me, striking punch bags, focus pads, kick shields and makiwara should be an integral part of karate practice, but for some reason, this area is overlooked by many Dojo and karateka around the world.

Striking things is great fun!

Striking things develops strong techniques.

Striking things is a great workout.

Why Karateka Need To Hit Things

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