Traditional Karate and Yoga
Authentic and Traditional


Manhattan Beach Karate

Makiwara Club

Todome wasa - Signature Traditional Shotokan Karate Technique - Gyaku-zuki (gya-koo zoo-key)

Daily practice on a makiwara is essential to developing maximum connection. Correct alignment is crucial for obtaining maximum efficiency, smooth transition from start to finish, and delivering maximum kime. Correct alignment and connection is necessary in strengthening the body in a healthy way. Incorrect alignment can hurt the body. Students use these photos to study and correct all of your techniques. Study these photos to identify what needs to be corrected. When hitting the makiwara go easy at first, then over time as you adjust your alignment and fine tune your alignment, then you can increase the intensity.


Alex September 18th, 2009


Ellen september 20th, 2009

October 4th, 2009


October 7th, 2009

Hana September 20th, 2009


Jordan - September 25th, 2009


October 13th, 2009

Jacob - October 17th, 2009