Our Exercise/Makiwara/Bag Station – 56K Warning!

The equipment that Jason built for us has been working out very well, and I’ve decided to call it the EMB Station.  While I was at the dojo today, I decided to take some nicer pictures of it to upload.  This is probably the most pictures I’ve ever put into one post, so hopefully people with slow connections don’t have too much trouble!

I also decided to be a nerd and use the timer feature on the camera to take some pictures of me working the bags and makiwara.  As you can tell, the “Wrecking Ball” bag is my favorite!  I actually hit the makiwara more than the bags but it’s a little hard to get action shots on that because you punch it and drive through and hold at the end of your motion, so you either get something really blurry or something totally stopped that looks posed.

This is what my hand looked like after the makiwara work 😛

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About Noah

I began training in karate (Shuri-Ryu) in the Summer of 2006. Subsequently, I started training in judo, kobudo, and iaijutsu within the next 6 months. During my training there, I earned the rank of Sankyu (3rd Degree Brown Belt) in Shuri-Ryu, Gokyu (Green Belt) in judo, a certification in the use of the bo, and passed proficiency tests for the four tachigata of Shinkage-Ryu iaijutsu. I moved to Arizona in the Summer of 2008, and continued training and researching karate at home. I continued regular training in judo at a local club until 2010, when I was able to start training in Shorin-Ryu with Sensei Richard Poage. I have been training with him ever since, and currently hold the rank of Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt) in Shorin-Ryu under him. In addition, I began studying KishimotoDi under Sensei Ulf Karlsson in 2014.