Is to HIT SOMETHING AS HARD AS YOU CAN.
We’re always looking for shortcuts. Fitness, sports…we LOVE when we get a little “secret” that gives us an edge over the competition an when it comes to training to hit hard – there are a TON of expert opinions.
But after all is said and done and you’ve wasted your time hitting X-RAY paper and flimsy pine boards, sparring with your booties on and practicing your forms…NOTHING and I mean NOTHING replaces HITTING SOMETHING AS HARD AS YOU CAN.
This is why the makiwara was used so extensively in classical karate.
This is why kenjutsu experts would cut bamboo.
Because nothing develops the EXACT skill you want than doing that EXACT SKILL (and punching and kicking air isn’t going to do it).
This makes it 100% certain you’re developing the exact muscles, tendons, striking surfaces and motor skills to accomplish the task.
It’s not that complicated…if you want to get better at something…PRACTICE IT LIKE YOU WANT TO DO IT.
But there’s a catch….