Pissing off The Lorax- the art of punching trees
So... has anyone here had tree-punching and the like incorporated into their training? How long were you training before you started that? I'm guessing one needs to toughen one's knuckles up a bit before attempting something like this. Is it just something cool-looking, or does it serve a special purpose? I mean, it's a hard wooden surface with rough bark... is the possible scarring what's desirable? Is this something that is truly a useful thing to practice?
Do non-Kyokushin people do this kind of thing? Or is it just us, because Mas Oyama was a little uh... full of fervor.
Sensei and I are on a trip up to Washington state, and I am going to really miss my bag work. I want to punch things. Things other than sensei, who punches back, and sometimes that's just not what I'm looking for. Buhhh why do I post on ambien.
Anyway I said "well, I guess I could just run around and punch trees like Oyama."
But that got me wondering how many people actually do this, even in Kyokyshin, and what they got out of it.