Taketaba – Karate Training Tool

Taketaba is a loose bundle of bamboo used for practicing spear hand strikes (Nukite), etc. It is designed to toughen a martial artist’s fingertips. This piece of equipment is primarily used by some traditional Karate schools.

Taketaba training is often considered one of the “supplemental exercises” (known as Hojo Undo) used by some of the more traditional Japanese martial arts for strength training and conditioning.

For information on other traditional training gear, please visit the Martial Arts Training Equipment section.

Taketaba Demonstration