Today when most train karate they now substitute makiwara training, with bagwork or the use of other equipment. I feel a valuable tool may be overlooked. I began makiwara training when I was a yonkyu, and after a while changed to other equipment. I just recently took up makiwara training again, and can see a considerable difference in my power, and accuracy. I'm curious to know peoples views, do you see this as a damaging uneeded tool, or a essential piece of equipment. It comes as no surprise to me that old time karate masters saw it as needed.

Teach what you know,regardless of when you learned it--teach what you learned yesterday sagely, as if you have kown it all your life, and teach what you have known for decades with enthusiasm, as if you learned it only yesterday