You Will Need
- 12-in. long, 3/4-in. thick pine boards
- 2 cinder blocks (optional)
- Visualization techniques (optional)
- Plastic training board (optional)
Get the right wood
Use a board with grain that runs the width of the board instead of the length.
Get a partner
Have someone hold the wood lengthwise at either end with their arms extended and feet apart, ready to take the force of the blow.
Stand with your dominant foot forward, hand balled into a fist.
Practice making several blows without actually hitting the board to warm up.
Pull back your arm and tighten your core. Then strike through the board with the heel of your hand or the side of your fist.
Stack multiple boards
Stack two or more boards separated by pencils and break them using the same technique.
Side kick it
Learn to break the board with your foot. Execute a side kick by standing sideways, kicking your leg straight out, and landing your heel in the center of the board.