The Makiwara can be used by any student at any time in the Karate class to practice their accuracy of attacks or strikes or to condition a certain part of their body for Tamashiwari (breaking techniques) under black belt supervision.

We teach the students how to use the Makiwara correctly with each part of the body before being able to attempt to break either wooden boards, roof tiles of house bricks. Techniques and combinations are also taught for use on the Makiwara.