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    Default Tire Makiwara

    I am interested in making a tire makiwara, like the Uechi guys use. I was wondering if any of you guys have ever made one, & how you went about doing so. I tried making one a while ago, but I couldnt find anything to cut through the tire all the way. I tried a hack saw w/ no luck.

    David

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    I had one in the 1990's, until the weather got to it. The problem I had replacing it, was finding what I can only discibe as an 'old fashion' tyre.
    Modern low profile tyres I found to be too rigid and not rounded(?). I ended up not bothering because the new type of tyre was causing injury,even to my shin's !-andy
    P.S.If you a ask the garage or tyre place, they'ed do it for a couple of quid/dollars, they did for me.
    If you believe in an ideal,you don't own it,it owns you.
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    I actually asked a tire mechanic if he has something to cut a tire before, & he said no. Weird, eh? I guess I can ask at another shop.

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    I made one. You need a a sawzall type saw and some help.
    You have to cut the tire in thirds crosswise, then only what you need length wise along the thread and steel rim allowing enough to fasten to the makiwara board. By cutting the tire in thirds accomplish two things, one, it makes it the right size. Two, after some use the belts starts to be exposed. That section then needs to be replaced. So you have to extra pieces.
    We used ours for toe and shin kicks.
    Tony Urena

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    Can someone please post a picture or a link to one so I can see what this looks like.

    Cheers
    Gil Ross

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    We used ours for toe and shin kicks.[/QUOTE]

    I understand the shin but why would you kick someone in the toe?
    Duane Wolfe

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    [ why would you kick someone in the toe?[/QUOTE]

    I think you'll find he ment to kick WITH THE TOE TIPS,[a'la Goju Ryu and Uechi Ryu] rather than kicking at the toes!-andy
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    Quote Originally Posted by andy.m View Post
    [ why would you kick someone in the toe?
    I think you'll find he ment to kick WITH THE TOE TIPS,

    Yeah, I know...Hence the small smiley face at the end of the sentence..but thanks.


    [a'la Goju Ryu and Uechi Ryu] rather than kicking at the toes!-andy[/QUOTE]

    and Shorin Ryu and probably any Okinawan style that adheres to the old ways.
    Duane Wolfe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duanew View Post
    I think you'll find he ment to kick WITH THE TOE TIPS,

    Yeah, I know...Hence the small smiley face at the end of the sentence..but thanks.


    [a'la Goju Ryu and Uechi Ryu] rather than kicking at the toes!-andy
    and Shorin Ryu and probably any Okinawan style that adheres to the old ways.[/QUOTE]

    Or anyone who has steel-tipped shoes... I know one gay guy who, ummm, forcefully discouraged gay-bashers with some very stylish steel-tipped dress shoes.
    Trevor Johnson

    Low kicks and low puns a specialty.

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