Hojo Undo/ Traditional vs Modern Techniques
If you have studied certain forms of traditional karate, you have probably been exposed or used various implements of hojo undo like the chishi, nigiri game, etc. I think they still have application in training. However, the world of strength and conditioning has evolved so much in the past forty or so years. Yet there remain the closed minded traditionalists who refuse to train with modern devices like barbells, sandbags, kettlebells, etc. etc. There is also the bodyweight only crowd that seem to religiously devoted to the point that it is sacrilegious to pick up iron. Should we train with what works?