which art have the most hardest/conditioned hands

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I would have said Kyokushin karate
 
Shaolini Kung Fu. I saw a video of a teenager punching a brick wall over and over and over.
 
It depends largely on the training regimen, not the martial art. There are Kyokushin Karate dojos where they do nothing for hands. Kung Fu is taught in my mall (yeah, it's gross) and you can imagine the type of training they have there...

I would say most TMA's are better about this than things like boxing, Thai boxing, what have you because they use gloves. Again, though, it's dependent on the place you're learning and what you do on your own free time.
 
Think through the long-term effects of conditoning your limbs...Mas Oyama being a notable example. If you are for it, TMAs are probably better for it though I am not convinced about the merits of doing so
 
CowboyPete said:
It depends largely on the training regimen, not the martial art. There are Kyokushin Karate dojos where they do nothing for hands. Kung Fu is taught in my mall (yeah, it's gross) and you can imagine the type of training they have there...

I would say most TMA's are better about this than things like boxing, Thai boxing, what have you because they use gloves. Again, though, it's dependent on the place you're learning and what you do on your own free time.

that kung fu at the mall sounds disgusting. i can imagine all the foreign unknown moist concoctions found on the mats.. and the smell ohh. and the ugly people..
 
I wonder how all the old masters are at typing on the ol' keyboard, after so much hand conditioning...........having a hand that looks like an oven mit isnt something that I particularly strive for.
 
Think through the long-term effects of conditoning your limbs...Mas Oyama being a notable example. If you are for it, TMAs are probably better for it though I am not convinced about the merits of doing so

Traditionally, at least for chinese arts, the teachers would know traditional medicine too and they would give their students special oils and medications so that their hands are not damaged by the conditioning. Also the conditioning for "iron palm" type kung fu is very progressive, you hit very lightly.
Conditioning comes from repetition, not violent blows.
 
IT depends on the training regimen.

The old school Japanese and Korean instructors spent a lot of time conditioning their hands on the Makiwara.

Doing knuckle pushups also helps, as does heavy bag works without gloves.

Then again, most Karate/TKD/etc. dojos nowadays do zero conditioning.
 
I have been taking traditional Goju Ryu for 12 years (and Bjj). We constantly condition our hands, shins, knees. The traditional Japanese/Okinawa arts usually have the most conditioned hands.
 
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