nagado bachi (usually larger diameter, harder "kashi" wood)
Basic Strike Technique
Stairway to Heaven
Practice positions 2, 3, and 4
Full Impulse Strike (eyes closed, hitting after bachi click)
Practice the feeling of "hitting through the drum"
Maintain bachi speed until point of contact!
Separation of Movement
- Focus on strong, even strikes
- Don't start the strike before you have to!
- End each drawback with straight arm
Don tsuku DoRo tsuku
- Exaggerate loud vs. soft
Practice "Don tsuku DoRo tsuku" drill!
Practice rolls -- stay relaxed!