I have searched for instructions on how to hit the Makiwara and the Health and Safety issues, but have not found any information, so have I decided to give my input on my experience from the only man that knows the true way how to hit a Makiwara.
Master Morio Higaonna enjoys hitting the Makiwara more than reading a book, or eating a meal and spends as much time digesting it, I have watch him for 36 years and he only thinks of the Pursuit of Excellence and none stop reparations, I wonder if history could better this observation, as I have not seen any evidence.
People talk about history; I can only talk about what I witness, he told me that he hates not hitting the Makiwara because his Knuckles become softer.
About the Safety issues surrounding hitting a Makiwara, I stand ready to be corrected by the Medical Profession, when hitting the Makiwara you should concentrate on the first two knuckles of the hand, when hitting the Makiwara aim 70% on the index finger and 30% on the middle finger, but when you make contact you hit 50 – 50%, if you don’t you may develop problems with fluid on their knuckles.
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A duck protects her brood by pretending to be injured, to ward of an assailant.
The quail bird will feed near a hedge to avoid a descending bird of prey.
The mongoose can intimidate a cobra snake, with its inquisitive manner without fear of being bitten.
A chameleon changes colour to camouflage its presence.
A fox cleanses itself of parasites by taking a clump of lamb’s fur from a fence and walks backwards into a river, this make the fleas retreat to the fur and fox walks from the river unadulterated.
The wren bird will make its nest at the back of a tree so it is blind to the human eye.
Most animals display a voice of defiance and will give a warning, then a show that they are much bigger than they are. If this fails there will be conflict until there is concede or death, most conflict ends in concede because having wounds or infection in nature leads to certain death.
Nature is the text book to life.
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