Supplementary Training Equipment
Supplementary Training Equipment of Okinawan Karate – Japanese Terms
Traditional Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do has developed a variety of tools used as supplementary training equipment.
One of these is the Chishi, pictured on the right. It consists of a short wooden staff that has a weight on the other end (a stone or a concrete mould).
Practicing with the Chishi allows for a great repertoire of supplementary training exercises, that strenghten the arms (the wrists in particular) but
can also be used for “tanden”, that is the toughening of legs, arms or hands.
Traditional Training Equipment
|Chishi||Stone lever weight|
|Jari bako||Sand box (Gravel, beans, iron fileings)|
|Kongo ken||Oval metal weight|
|Nigiri game||Gripping jar|
|Tetsu geta||Iron clogs|
Nowadays, there is a great range of modern target training equipment available to improve focus and striking accuracy, such as punching mitts and focus targets.