actually yes you can do the same with a makiwara board for the lower body hell I’ve seen it done. Not sure if it was a bruce lee thing or Erik Paulson thing…
That said my two ideas are the same principle if you just want it for bone conditioning.
But remember its just like lifting weights. It’s just a supplement so its not going to make you a better fighter other than improving athletic attributes.
so if you’re going to be spending a good amount of time doing this make sure its something that reinforces good technique
in which case a makiwara board might not be ideal because you can’t really drive THROUGH your target especially with the kicks.
Which Is why I was thinking extra hard sandbag.
Still I must admit I dont have enough experience with makiwara and hand conditioning to really comment on it.
So if anyone wants to chime in please feel free. i know we have some goju-ryu guys on the board who should know more than me in case I’m talking out of my ass.
makiwarda comparison with a heavy bag, i have no idea what you mean…
um after a while the material inside the bag settles at the bottom and it gets very very hard there. so yea it gets “harder” but you should always have refined technique. Think I might be misunderstanding you.
The difference is the swing of the bag, the length, the ways it moves, and the ways it doesn’t move.
It’s just different.