Our bright dojo is fully matted and is approximately 16 x 8 meters (~130 square meters = ~1400 square feet).
Sandbag training is a very common among martial artists to improve strength and condition. In contrast to traditional weight lifting and gym exercises, sandbag training focuses on multiple muscle groups and complement natural body movements during martial arts.
Our dojo has 3 sandbags in total with different size and weight to accommodate martial artists from all ages and levels.
Jumping boxes, or more precisely, box jump training is a plyometric training developing your main lower-body muscles including quads, calves, glutes, and hamstrings.
Jumping on boxes and increasing the height step-by-step, make you faster, more power and springier.
Last but not least, doing the jumping much more than just a few seconds also raises your heart rate and can burn calories like crazy.
While the naming sounds quite off topic regarding martial arts, it still captures the most when telling this to someone 🙂
If we call it stretching or balancing bar, then it helps you better to imagine what it can provide you. In particular, while it helps a lot at stretching at the end of the training, it also supports beginners learning some basic movements. For instance, mastering the way how a proper ‘ura mawashi geri’ (a.k.a. hook kick) should be carried out.