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Hojo Undo
Tetsugaku Junbi Undo Hojo Undo Kotekitae Kihon & Uke Harai Kata Bunkai Kakie Kumite Rekishi & Dento

 

 

Hojo Undo translates as “supplementary exercises”. It is the study and practice of the ancient Kigu (equipment) used in Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do. Most of the Hojo Undo equipment, with the exception of the Okinawan Makiwara and the Kongo Ken, were brought to Okinawa by Master Kanyro Higaonna upon his return from Foochow, China. Hojo Undo strengthens and toughens the body, develops Qigong (practice of internal and external universal energy) and Kokyu-Ho (inhale/exhale breathing method).

At Burlington Karate & Kobudo, there is a special adult class dedicated to the study of the ancient implements of Hojo Undo. Sensei Savoy trains and teaches the following implements: Makiwara (striking post), Chiishi (stone lever weight), Nigiri Game (gripping jars), Ishi Sashi (stone padlocks), Tan (Chinese barbell), Tetsuarei (dumbbells), Kongo Ken (oval metal weight), Sashi Ishi (heavy stone), Tou (bamboo bundle), Tetsuwa (iron rings) and Makiagi Kigu (wrist roller).

 

Click here to view the Hojo Undo demonstration video clip (2.6mb)

 

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