Tekkan are iron rings, worn as bracelets around the wrist. The Tekkan shown here are solid iron and way approximately 14lbs (6kgs).

Double arm movements with the Tekkan can be used for emulating blocking and deflecting techniques in circular motions, working all the interconnecting muscles of the body both large and small for combat training.

Note that the moves not only lift and lower but move through a full range of circular motions allowed by the joints and muscles. These movements are typical of those seen in the Okinawan white crane systems.

Using the weight on the wrist to perform blocks, punches and strikes adds resistance. This strengthens all the small muscles around the joints to help reinforce and protect the body. These movements travel through a full range of circular motions not normally attained through conventional weight training.

Examples of the various exercises performed with the Tekkan can be found in the book 'Fighting Strength - Effective Power Training for Combat' available from Mona Books at: www.monabooks.co.uk