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Kotekitae (forearm conditioning) is also referred to as Ude Tanren (arm conditioning). In ancient times this type of training was widely practiced, however, it is not as widely practiced today. It is a fundamental process in which two Karate practitioners face each other and with a pre-determined exercise, hit different parts of their arms together. It can also be practiced without a partner by hitting the forearms on a striking post. This type of training helps build strong, tough arms and a resistance to pain. Many combinations of Kotekitae can be practiced either standing or with Tai Sabaki (body shifting) foot work. Kotekitae creates strong, tough, powerful arms for blocking and striking and is most suitable for adults.


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