Makiwara Post


Anyone have plans for a makiwara?
"Oh Charles . . .that's just a plank"
Which is essentially true.
I'm after a couple particular characteristics.
1. It needs to be practical. I have a source for the padding, so that's no biggy. BUT it needs to withstand hard training by grown men, some quite large and strong.
2. It needs to have a base that won't damage matting. Usually, they're attached to the ground, sometimes mounted on walls. But I'd like to have this be a portable unit.
3. It needs to look as good as it can and still be practical.
Good pics would suffice.
Where's JOAT when I need 'im?
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On Sun, 09 Oct 2005 03:33:04 GMT, Charles Krug

Twenty-five years ago, my first club (the Budokwai in London UK), had a makiwara attached to a wooden platform that you would stand on and that two people could move around easily. It took some pretty hard knocks (including from the South-East English champion), and it had a delightful feel to it (if your kime was right, it also made a generous "CRACK", and just vibrated if not). As I remember it, the post was stiffened with a triangular gusset. That might need some adjustment to get the bounce right.
As for looks, it was just painted dark brown. But I can just imagine a fine oil finish...
only one p in my real address / un seul p dans ma vritable adresse
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He'd just tell you to DAGS on "makiwara"
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