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Conditioning the hands: y or n?

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Conditioning the hands: y or n?

Postby djlang_18 » Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:47 pm

I posted this on the "off topic" board, but no answers. Hopefully you all can help.

Hey, new to the site but...
In a karate book i once read that conditioning of the striking implements of thehands can limit range of motion in the hands. is this true? should we condition the hands as in the olden okinawan days or discredit it altogether? (i personallly have always been in favor of conditioning--both skin and bone, but what do you think?)
eagerly awaiting replies, thank you. :D
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Postby mma fubar » Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:58 pm

dont see how it would hurt you unless you conditioned too hard and got a stress fracture or sumthing
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Postby Kensei » Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:22 am

all things in moderation! Even Moderation!

I would not go crazy conditioning the striking surface, it can lead to issues in the long run if overdone!
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