Tan – Hojo Undo Exercise
Tan is a barbell-like tool used in Hojo Undo. This traditional Karate strength training tool is similar to a modern barbell. However, in contrast to modern metal barbells, a tan traditionally consists of a wooden handle with stone weights on both ends. A tan is used to build strength in a student’s arms, shoulders, legs, etc.
Other traditional Hojo Undo strength training equipment includes the Chi Ishi, Ishi Sashi, Kongoken, etc. The use of training equipment should be supervised by an experienced martial arts instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized.
Hojo Undo Training Exercises with a Tan