The Art of Hojo Undo: Power Training For Traditional Karate
Hojo Undo, or Supplementary Training, has been a part of traditional Okinawan karate from the very beginning. Regardless of the style of martial art that you use, you can learn new strength and power secrets from these amazing fighters!
Here is a partial list of the training tools and methods covered in this book: makiwara, chi ishi, ishi sashi (stone locks), makiagi (wrist roller), nigiri gami, tan (traditional barbell), kongoken (iron ring), tetsu geta (iron boots/sandals), tou (bamboo bundle), ude kitae (pounding posts).
This book does have kata, but it has much, much more. You will see historical coverage of the various tools and techniques. You will also see many examples of variations on the tools, and methods of constructing them yourself with detailed diagrams.
Whether you own a dojo or want to create one in your back yard, this is the book for you.
Don't forget, the Shaolin Monks of China have had mutual educational ambassadors with Okinawan Karate Dojos for centuries. If you liked "72 Consummate Arts Secrets of the Shaolin Temple", then you will love this book. You will immediately recognize the cross pollination of tools and techniques between the cultures.
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